The convenient store chain WAWA is celebrating 10 years in Florida today. They first opened up in Pennsylvania and New Jersey in the 1960’s and has transformed into the super convenient store it is today.
The very first Wawa in Florida opened across from Sea World in Orlando 10 years ago today (7/18/12). They now have almost 250 WAWAs here in the state of Florida. When they opened their first one here in Pinellas Park, they had to have police detail to handle the crowds.
Today all WAWA stores in the sunshine state will offer a free coffee or fountain drink of any size.