What to Know
- Wawa just opened its new location on Drexel University's campus at 34th and Market streets in Philadelphia.
- At 8,760 square feet, it's the largest Wawa within Philly limits -- at least until the Independence Hall location opens around Thanksgiving.
- They've created a specialty drink called the "Dragon Double Shot" to celebrate, plus are offering free regular coffee through the weekend.
Wawa cut the ribbon on its newest store Friday morning, bright and early, at 34th and Market streets — its newest University City location, smack-dab in the middle of the Drexel campus.
As a nod to their locale, Wawa debuted a new specialty drink called the Dragon Double Shot: the "sweet and salty caramel latte" is loaded with two shots of espresso, whipped cream, and blue and gold topping. It’s only available at the Drexel store.
If specialty drinks aren’t your jam, no worries. The new store is also offering free coffee from Friday to Sunday. That makes for a full weekend of caffeinated bliss, gratis — although you may have to stand in line.
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Or sit. The new Wawa also features 20 interior seats and a new mobile ordering pickup station, with plans for exterior seating.
At 8,760 square feet, it’s the biggest in Philly… for now.
It’ll soon be dwarfed by what some are calling "the ultimate Wawa". An 11,300-square-foot location, the largest in the world, is set to open across from Independence Mall (inside the Public Ledger building at Sixth and Chestnut) around Thanksgiving.
"At Wawa, we are always looking for opportunities to invest in our hometown," said Dave Simonetti, Sr. Director of Store Operations for Philadelphia. "We couldn’t be more excited to open this new store and serve the Drexel community in time for the academic year to begin."
New visitors were greeted by fanfare, t-shirts, and the chance to watch a hoagie-building competition between the Drexel University Police, the Philadelphia Fire Department, and EMS student volunteers.