Much beloved northeastern convenience store, Wawa, opened its first three Miami outposts today. Part of a 120 store expansion in the Sunshine State, but it marks the first ever locations for the brand in the 305.
Wawa offers things like $1 coffee no matter the size or flavor (there are more than 100 flavors), brand owned snacks like soft pretzels, cannoli dip and chips, Buffalo chicken bites; touch screen screens to order items like subs, wraps, and salads; and clean — well, by gas station standards — bathrooms.
The chain, which some would say has a cult-like following, is so popular in its home state of Pennsylvania that when Pope Francis made a stop in Philadelphia in 2015 the city‘s mayor welcomed him by offering to buy him a Wawa hoagie of his choosing.
This isn’t the only time we’ll be seeing Wawa here in Miami. Within the next 5-10 years, Wawa plans to make Miami home to 50 Wawa stores. At the same time, Wawa will continue to open stores throughout the state at the rate of 30-35 per year, according to reps.
The new locations of Wawas are at 6971 SW 24th Street; 11990 SW 137th Avenue, and 11191 SW 184th Street.