Wawa is king in Jersey. Those on the outside often scratch their heads over our obsession with the place. “It’s just a convenience store with a gas station.” Oh no, it’s more. Much more. But is there a similarly styled establishment that is better than Wawa? Some in New Jersey say yes.
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Back then, there was a time when Wawa was just a store. No gas pumps, just mini markets with the basics.
Now Wawa without gas stations are a rarity, and now you can get a lot more than just hoagie. It pained me to type hoagie. It’s a sub, but I digress.
Fast forward to today and there’s the glorious Wawa touchscreen. This simple screen gives you endless food possibilities. Mac and cheese, craft drinks, personalized salads, Sizzlis, chicken fingers, and now even burgers and fries. Besides, they are not bad. And we can’t forget the seasonal favorite. Thanksgiving on a roll. The Gobeur.
There is competition. Honestly, Quick Chek was Wawa before Wawa was Wawa in the north.
While Quick Chek’s subs are nowhere near as good as Wawa’s, it’s no laughing matter.
Royal Farms are starting to appear in Jersey. Haven’t tried it yet, but apparently their chicken is really good.
The other day a friend of mine mentioned that he had taken a trip west to Pennsylvania and stopped at a place “better than Wawa”.
Have you ever been to Sheetz?
What is the difference? From what I can tell, Sheetz is just a flashy version of Wawa. Sheetz is big on their original drinks. They go wild with Swedish fish and butter smoothies. They also have their own line of sodas.
I’ve also heard some amazing things about Sheetz’s Mac N Cheese Bites with Boom-Boom Sauce. I would give them a try.
It looks like it will always be a battle between Pennsylvania and Jersey that will go on forever. There’s even a podcast about it called f pleasevwawa.
It should be noted that Sheetz has locations in the south and west of Jersey. But, Wawa still reigns supreme with a lot more pitches overall.
I wonder why Sheetz never took a risk in Jersey? In fact, the answer to this question is quite simple. #wawaforlife.
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