Prompted by disappointing third-quarter profits from Midwest C-store franchise Casey’s General Stores, Bill Barker of Motley Fool Funds quickly steered the show to Wawa, the “Casey’s General of the Mid-Atlantic,” during a Market Foolery episode by Chris Hill on Madison.com.
“Wawa is more like the Amazon of convenience stores,” Barker said on the show. “It’s a small-scale cult in the Philadelphia area.”
Among the highlights attributed to Wawa were 15 choices of coffee, Tastykakes, Disney World-caliber cleanliness, hoagies, and touchscreen sandwich ordering.
“The rant that you had about Oreos got more response than I think anything I’ve seen,” Barker told Hill on the show, “but I bet the love for Wawa out there is right up there.”
Read more about Wawa’s storied reputation on Madison.com here.