>>> As Wawa Welcome America gets underway, it’s a good time to ask: How much does Wawa love you, Philadelphia? So much that it moved all Wawa stabbings to Cinnaminson, NJ for the week. Turns out, the suspect was someone who has not yet been welcomed to America. [PhillyBurbs]
>>> And perhaps anticipating that it’s a little weird for Wawa to be welcoming America to Philly when they’ve spent the last decade or more pulling their stores out of Center City proper, Wawa will unveil a completely rehabbed Wawa at 17th and Arch in a grand re-opening ceremony this Friday. Among the store’s new features:
· Specialty Beverages (Espresso) & Expanded Coffee Area
· In-Store Fresh Roll Baking for Hoagies
· New “Southern” Express Case
· Public Restrooms
Notify your sleepy hungry homeless from the American South!
>>> But alas, something in our civic DNA still gets excited each summer when the Hoagiefest commercials come out. Above, you’ll notice that this year, Wawa abandoned the Beatles/Yellow Submarine theme they’d been using for years, instead favoring a more Free Credit Report Band-ish jingle. We believe this is a misstep. Even so: Cheap shortis.