Popular convenience store chain Wawa is eyeing this town for its first Alabama location

The famous Wawa convenience store chain could soon arrive in Alabama.

In a statement, the Pennsylvania-based chain said it plans to expand its footprint in the “Florida region, as well as adjacent markets of Pensacola, Panama City and Tallahassee, as well as Mobile, Alabama.” .

Current plans call for Wawa to open 40 stores in these markets, with the first locations to open in 2024.

“Over the years we have been delighted to hear from so many people from so many regions interested in having a Wawa closer to home. We couldn’t be more excited to bring Wawa’s unique brand and offering to these new markets in the near future,” said John Poplawski, Vice President of Real Estate at Wawa. “We look forward to expanding beyond our current reach and serving these new markets with our quality fresh food and beverages and, as always, our deep commitment to the communities in which we operate.”

No specific site has been announced.

Wawa currently operates stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida and Washington, DC. It is best known for its freshly made sandwiches, custom salads and rice bowls, as well as its fuels and groceries.