Wawa, Inc. will open its newest store at 970 Christiana Road (Route 273) on Thursday.
The store will feature free coffee on its first day at its location near University Plaza and Christiana Town Center.
The day will also feature Hoagies for Heroes competition. Local first responders from New Castle County Police, Delaware State Police Department, Troop 2, and Christiana Fire Company will compete to see who can build the most hoagies in three minutes. Wawa will conclude the Hoagies for Heroes competitions by presenting checks for $1,000 to each department’s charity of choice.
Daniel Deans will serve as general manager of the new Newark Wawa store, leading a team of about 50 associates. The store also has self-serve gas pumps.
The store features a fresh food kitchen. In addition, customers can buy their Wawa favorites through mobile ordering, curbside pickup, and delivery.
Wawa plans to open up to 76 new stores throughout Mid-Atlantic and Florida regions in 2023. The grand opening of the Newark location is the 18th store to open this year among the chain’s six-state operating area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida and Washington, D.C. Wawa also announced its future expansion to Florida Panhandle, Alabama, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
Wawa has more than 1,000 stores and is nearing the 50-store mark in Delaware.