Wawa, Inc. announced a major milestone in the company’s history—the grand opening of its 200th Florida store! Located at 12456 Tamiami Trail E., (41 & Price) in Naples, Florida, Wawa hosted a special grand opening celebration to commemorate the occasion on October 17, 2019. This milestone comes a little more than seven years after the Wawa launched into the Florida market, ahead of initial projections and schedules.
To mark the occasion and to show Wawa’s continued commitment to fighting hunger and giving back to the communities it serves, every store in the state of Florida will feature a hand-crafted specialty beverage called “The Wawa Florida Sunrise.” This specialty drink features a refreshing combination of lemonade, orange juice and strawberry, all in a beautiful colored beverage that is meant to bring to life a beautiful Sunshine State sunrise. The Sunrise beverage will be available in all Florida Wawa stores through the end of October 2019, and up to $25,000 of the proceeds will be donated to Feeding Florida Foodbanks in Wawa’s operating area.
“Since opening our first store in Florida in 2012, building community partnerships and fighting hunger has been a major component of our state-wide commitment to lend a helping wing to our Florida communities,” said Chris Gheysens, Wawa’s President and CEO. “We are honored to use the occasion of our 200th Florida store opening to celebrate with the entire state, add an exciting specialty drink to the Sunshine State menu and help bring together our customers and associates all in the name of fighting hunger.”
“As we reflect on our Florida journey, beginning with a single store in 2012 and now opening our 200th store in 2019, we are deeply grateful to our customers and associates who have made this expansion possible,” said Gheysens. “Thank you for supporting us over the past seven years. We can’t wait to see what the future of Wawa in Florida holds!”