Food & Wine magazine has named Wawa as the place with the best fast food in Pennsylvania, writes Sue Gleiter for Penn Live.
The magazine posted an article this week listing the best fast food places in each of the 50 states.
Food & Wine called Wawa “the most popular destination for a quick and affordable bite for generations of hard working people in the southeastern part of the state, and increasingly, beyond.” It admitted to bypassing Wawa’s competitors – Sheetz, Turkey Hill, Rutter’s and GetGo.
The magazine said Wawa stood out for three aspects – the hoagies, coffee (“no convenience store comes close”) and the chain’s no-franchise policy, which ensures continuity at the stores up and down the East Coast.
“And have we talked about the breakfast sandwiches, the soft pretzels, the iced teas, the ice cream, and the nearly limitless TastyKake reserves?” wrote the magazine.
Wawa is opening new stores at a pretty rapid clip and its CEO Chris Gheysens told PennLive last year. There’s a chance more stores will open in the coming years closer to Harrisburg. Its largest store to date opened last year in Philadelphia.
Read more about Wawa’s new title here.