WAWA Coming to Winter Haven …

Look for a very popular and successful convenience/fuel store named “Wawa” to build a 5,500 square foot store with an eight-island fuel station at 1490 3rd Street SW — former home of Cypress Lincoln Mercury. The site will be cleared and all new construction will occur. Todd Dantzler with Choice-Dantzler Properties has handled the sale of the property.

“Wawa” is a Native American word for the Canada Goose that was found in the Delaware Valley, that’s why the company uses the goose on Wawa’s corporate logo. The company specializes in freshly made sandwiches, salads and its signature coffee. Here’s a few details about the organization …

Core Purpose…

To Simplify Our Customers’ Daily Lives

Core Values…

Value People

Delight Customers

Embrace Change

Do the Right Thing

Do Things Right

Passion for Winning

Wawa offers a large fresh food selection, including Wawa brands like Built-to-Order®
Hoagies which come in four sizes: the Junior, Shorti, Classic, and Two-Footer. We are also proud to offer our award-winning Freshly Brewed Coffee (over 195 million cups sold each year), the Sizzli® hot breakfast sandwich, quality dairy products and Wawa brand juices and teas. All Wawa stores feature a wide selection of ready-to-go salads, and fresh fruits.

Store Example

Most stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Winter Haven location will employ 30-40 associates. The engineering firm handling the project is Stillwater Technologies from Orlando, FL. Construction should begin this spring.

Wawa employs 16,000 associates throughout portions of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia — and now Florida.

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17 Responses to WAWA Coming to Winter Haven …

  1. Carol and I being from PA. and NJ. are so excited! This is something that we grew up with! We welcome them with open arms! Winter Haven has no idea what it is getting as they put a whole new spin on convenience stores… Thanks for keeping us up to date Bob!

  2. Carol Schmidt says:

    Yes, I too am from PA and familiar with WAWA. Best of luck in Winter Haven.

  3. Sharon McManus Comkowycz says:

    Many of my friends who live in the Penn., N.J., Maryland area have been telling me what a wonderful addition WaWa will be to the Winter Haven community. They tell me the food is fresh, healthy, and delicious. I’m excited to welcome WaWa to Polk County.

  4. john cialkowski says:

    yes i am from maryland this is the best place for sandwichs and subs and soups and everything cannot wait

  5. john cialkowski says:

    Yes,I am from Maryland. Best subs and sandwichs,and soups,and everything else cannot wait.

  6. paul says:

    yes it is good but it is going to hurt other small business.

  7. JD says:

    I was on WAWA’s website and they do not list Winter Haven as a future Florida location. Did something in the plans change? Anyone know?

  8. Bob Gernert says:

    According to our information this project is still moving forward. WAWA may not list locations until they are in operation.

  9. Cindy Hughes says:

    More Job opportunities… wonderful news, hopefully they will be reasonable on Gas prices!

  10. Linda Babli says:

    I’m so excited! I absolutely love WaWa!!!!

  11. Barry and Pat Nottle says:

    How exciting! Wonderful addition to Winter Haven business community. Looking forward to WaWa coming . Barry and Pat

  12. Chris Magiske says:

    I sent an email to WaWa after a WaWa was built in Lakeland explainging we could use a great Wawa in Winter Haven. I am so glad to hear they are going to build one here. I am from PA and retired to WH. I missed their great coffee.

  13. charles ritchie says:

    we would love to have WaWa come here in Myrtle Beach South Carolina. All we have are kangaroo gas in Deli. But Wawa surpasses them by far. Please come to Myrtle Beach! We especially like the chicken noodle soup!

  14. Priscilla hernandez says:

    End of 2014 and no ground broke for construction yet.

  15. The update is that construction will begin shortly after January 1, 2015.

  16. Jose F. Nazario says:

    I came from Connecticut 9 years ago. they are wawa convenience gas station stores thru out Connecticut and I know how great they are. I would like to apply for a job in the wawa that is located in Winter Haven, Fl. I have lots of experience in customer service and I used to be a Convenience Gas station store manager in Connecticut for 12 years. I would like for you if there is no inconvenience to e-mail me in how can I apply for a job in the wawa from Winter Haven, Fl. Thank you very much

  17. You would apply on their website, but I don’t see the Winter Haven store listed on their website yet.

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