Wawa has a new concept store 16th and Ranstead streets in Center City—a walk up that is the smallest Wawa in Philadelphia and the second smallest store in its chain of 880 stores nationwide, writes Stephanie Farr for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Through the Wawa app, customers can buy store items and schedule a time to pick them up at the walk-up window.
“It’s for customers that want the Wawa product but don’t want to deal with the hustle and bustle that happens inside of our stores,” said Terri Micklin, director of construction for Wawa and project lead.
The store, open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., is more work force based. The walk-up window allows people with short lunch breaks or those commuting to make the most of their time, Micklin said.
The store is serving as a test nest, not only for new products — like an expanded tea selection — but also for environmental reforms, like bamboo coffee stirrers and compostable straws.
Employees at the store even have new uniforms, made of recycled plastic. Customers can opt to purchase a reusable Wawa bag at the store for 99 cents.
Read more about this new concept Wawa here.