Our Core Purpose
Fulfilling Lives, Every DaySM
Our Core Values
- Value People
- Delight Customers
- Embrace Change
- Do the Right Thing
- Do Things Right
- Passion for Winning
Wawa, Inc., a privately held company, began in 1803 as an iron foundry in New Jersey. Toward the end of the 19th Century, owner George Wood took an interest in dairy farming and the family began a small processing plant in Wawa, Pa, in 1902. The milk business was a huge success, due to its quality, cleanliness and “certified” process. As home delivery of milk declined in the early 1960s, Grahame Wood, George’s grandson, opened the first Wawa Food Market in 1964 as an outlet for dairy products.
Today, Wawa is your all day, every day stop for fresh, built-to-order foods, beverages, coffee, fuel services, and surcharge-free ATMs. A chain of more than 750 convenience retail stores (over 500 offering gasoline), Wawa stores are located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Central Florida. The stores offer a large fresh food service selection, including Wawa brands such as built-to-order hoagies, freshly brewed coffee, hot breakfast sandwiches, built-to-order specialty beverages, and an assortment of soups, sides and snacks.
Our Logo: "Wawa" is a Native American word for the Canada Goose that was found in the Delaware Valley over 100 years ago. Our original Dairy farm was built on land located in a rural section of Pennsylvania called Wawa. That's why we use the goose on Wawa's corporate logo.
Red Roof, 260 W. Baltimore Pike
Wawa, Pennsylvania 19063
610.358.8000 Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm EST
Most stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Wawa employs 30,000 associates throughout portions of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Florida.
Get to Know Us
Welcome to Wawa!
Hoagies made your way and coffee brewed fresh all day. Fuel for your car, air in your tires, and friendly smiles all around. There’s no place like Wawa for all this and more. We’re your neighbors, and we’re right down the street, ready to make your day easier, brighter, better.
Find your Wawa
Your everyday needs
It’s our mission to get you where you’re going with less worry and more satisfaction. Whether you need fuel for your car, cash from the ATM, or a bite to eat, count on Wawa for quick, friendly service round the clock!
Friendly neighbors & service with a smile
Every day we’re delighted to see all types of people from the community. And for the few minutes you’re in the store, we want you to feel at home, among neighbors. Count on helpful associates, friendly smiles, products you love, and lots of fun!
Whatever you’re craving, day or night!
Our wide variety of fresh, delicious foods and beverages makes it easy to find what you’re craving. Order your perfect Hoagie, Smoothie, or Latte from the Touch Screen. Grab a Wrap or Salad from the Express Case. Time for your morning cup? The Coffee is freshly brewed and ready for you to pour every day!
*PNC will not charge a fee for ATM usage. Consult your financial institution for its fees.
Quality Food Commitment
Our Commitment to Food Safety & Quality
Wawa has a long history as a leader in the food industry. Since the first Wawa opened on April 16, 1964, we’ve been committed to offering safe, quality, fresh food. Today, our business has grown to more than 750 stores serving communities in six states with a wide variety of fresh food and beverages.
Rooted in Our Values
Rooted in our core values and delivered through thousands of our wonderful Wawa Associates, we are on a journey of continuous improvement in partnership with our suppliers to "do things right" and to "do the right thing" for our customers, our communities and our planet. We've established an independent Advisory Council that includes national experts and thought leaders in food safety, animal welfare, food technology and health and wellness.
Our goal is to improve and formalize the principles, decision making, policy, programs, standards and audit criteria for the thousands of food products we serve. The Council provides analysis of academic studies, interest and advocacy group research, key government policy papers, regulations and regional and global food industry trends that will impact our company and food policies over the next generations. We are already using this information to inform and enhance our everyday food practices in every store, and with every customer.
We are on a journey of continuous improvement with our suppliers to achieve these objectives for our Wawa branded products. Making changes to ingredients and practices will take time. We are committed to working with suppliers who continue to demonstrate progress in meeting our objectives.
Our Focus and Objectives
We will transition our carton eggs to cage free by the end of 2017. Our intent is to use cage free eggs in all breakfast sandwiches by 2022.
We are committed by 2022 to working with suppliers who are not using gestational crates.
We have transitioned all poultry products (with the exception of soups) to Raised Without Antibiotics, one year earlier than our original commitment. We plan to have soups completed by the end of 2018.
We are committed today to only partnering with farms who do not treat cows with rBGH or rBST growth hormones for the supply of milk used in Wawa branded fluid dairy products.
We purchase Palm Oil from suppliers who are certified in sustainable practices and do not practice deforestation.
We are evaluating all of our product specifications to source and serve high quality ingredients under a “cleaner” label. This is a journey and we strive to remove all artificial colors, flavors and preservatives by 2019.
Wawa currently purchases one million pounds of Rain Forest Alliance (RFA) certified coffee. RFA supports responsible farmers and ensures the sustainable farming practices of our coffee growers. Our goal is to triple our certified sustainable coffee purchases over the next five years. At the same time, working with our suppliers, we will also have programs in place that directly support the farmers in the regions where our coffee is grown.
Support our commitment to animal welfare by continuing to work with our suppliers to improve their practices of raising animals responsibly and treating them humanely. In 2017, Wawa will be working closely with animal welfare experts to understand alternative solutions to set as standards for our broiler chicken suppliers related to higher welfare breeds, stocking density and environmental and processing conditions.
To ensure our suppliers demonstrate progress and adherence to our objectives, Wawa will enhance our Supplier Risk Program to include additional monitoring and accountability measures. We will work to include our objectives in our procurement and supplier management programs. We will expect suppliers to adhere to our objectives and address any non-conformance.
Our Journey Continues
We have always considered our business as “friends and neighbors serving friends and neighbors.” So we see our commitment to safe and sustainable products as the evolution of our founding promise. This is a journey for all of us. We will regularly measure progress and compliance to our objectives to ensure that we are providing food products that are fresh tasting, safe to eat and sustainably produced. We see this as not the new way, but the Wawa Way.