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260 West Baltimore Pike
Wawa, Pennsylvania 19063
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 busin ... more
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Chris Gheysens, President of Wawa, Inc
Wawa is a Native American word for goose.
The company is over 200 years old and is one of the largest employee-owned firms in the country.
Gheysens said it has about 200 employees who own over $1 million in stock thanks to its free stock compensation program.
Wawa also is among the most popular convenience store chains, as it's always open, offers fresh sandwiches or salads that can be ordered through a touchscreen or mobile app, and has a large variety of food and coffee.
Gheysens said the Florida stores have menus designed for local tastes, such as Cuban coffee and Cuban sandwiches.
"We hope over the next five years to have over 50 locations in South Florida," Gheysens said.
"We will eventually be at over 100 stores in South Florida and it means many opportunities for growth."
Each store is an investment of about $6 million,
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