#WawaDay: Free Coffee for Wawa’s Birthday as Company Announces New Locations

Wawa lovers, rejoice! That cup o' Joe you grab at your favorite convenience store is free Thursday in honor of #WawaDay.

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The promotion, which honors the 53rd anniversary of the Philadelphia region's convenience store giant, will give every customer a free cup of coffee -- any size -- all day long.
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Wawa, which expands as far as Florida expects to give away more than 2 million free cups of coffee over its hundreds of stores Thursday.
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An event celebrating the freebie coffee celebration took place Thursday morning at Wawa's 19th and Market location in Center City Philadelphia.
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"Cheers, happy Wawa Day," Wawa CEO Chris Gheysens proclaimed.
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Wawa opened its first store in Folsom, Pennsylvania in April 1964.
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The Delaware County-based business launched its charitable Wawa Foundation in honor of its 50th anniversary in 2014 and has since made $35 million in contributions to combat hunger and honor every day heroes, said the company.
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Free coffee "is a small token of thanks," Gheysens said.
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Besides the free coffee, Wawa made a special announcement that it is signed on to be the title sponsor of the Wawa Welcome America! festival for another two years.
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Wawa in the past few years returned to new Center City locations and that expansion will continue in 2018. "Today we will announce not just one, but two new locations coming your way," Gheysens said.
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One of the new locations will go in at 22nd and South streets.
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The other new location is set for 13th and Chestnut -- not far from City Hall.
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Wawa also plans to announce more new locations in the coming weeks.
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The new stores "not only mean more hoagies and coffee but jobs and the strengthening of community partnerships," Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said.
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(NBC10 and Telemundo62 are media partners in Wawa Welcome America!)
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