Convenience store-gas station chain Wawa is continuing to expand in Florida, with over 250 locations in the state. The company is opening another location, this time in Palm Beach County.
Grand Opening Celebration
Wawa’s new location in Boynton Beach at 2505 Woolbright Road will have its grand opening celebration from 8 to 9 a.m. on March 23. The event, according to Wawa’s Facebook page, will include free coffee, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a Hoagies for Heroes competition, and free T-shirts for the first 100 customers at 8 a.m.
Wawa Stores in the Works
The new Boynton Beach location is one of several Wawa stores in the works in Palm Beach County. Two Wawa stores – one at 2307 45th St. in West Palm Beach and another at 4530 Lantana Road in Lake Worth – opened in dueling celebrations on Feb. 9. A Wawa in suburban Boynton Beach at 9910 Jog Road will open this spring, according to Wawa’s website. Another location at 8115 Southern Blvd. west of Florida’s Turnpike is hiring and set to open soon. Additionally, another location in Loxahatchee Groves at Southern Boulevard and B Road is currently under construction and set to open later this year.
Wawa Expansion Plans
The chain first began expanding into Florida in 2017 following the successful launch of its first store in Orlando in 2012. Wawa now has more than 1,000 locations across Florida, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. with plans to expand to Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, and Tennessee, according to news reports.
Wawa’s Philanthropic Efforts
The chain is known for its competitively priced gas, signature hoagies, and fresh-brewed coffee. The company is also known for its philanthropic efforts in areas where it has stores. At its Hoagies for Heroes contests, local first responders build hoagies to raise money for charities of their choice. Wawa announced last year that it would offer athletic scholarships to four universities in Florida: the University of Miami, the University of Florida, Florida State University, and the University of Central Florida.