It looked like the coronavirus had wiped out self-service coffee at Wawa for good as the convenience store chain implemented a ban on self-serve in a virus containment effort, writes Erin McCarthy for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
But now it’s back, at least at certain stores.
The self-service option for coffee and soda was suspended in March but in the last week 60 Wawa stores have started up the practice again.
Specific stores weren’t named but they include stores in South Jersey (near on in Cape May County), the Reading area, Maryland and Virginia.
Not so much Philadelphia for now, though Wawa says it expects to expand self-service to other areas in the next few weeks.
“Before and during the COVID crisis, we have continuously enhanced our safety measures including around coffee and beverages,” Wawa said in a statement. “Resuming some self-serve beverages will improve convenience and speed during store visits, enabling customers to get in and out faster to maximize social distancing.”
Coffee stirrers are individually wrapped and tissue paper will be available for customers when they touch pour handles and other surfaces.
Those still a little leery can still get full service by asking an associate for help.
Read more about the return of self-service coffee to Wawa here.
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