Wawa Celebrates 60 Years of Convenience and Community with Nationwide Free Coffee Day

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WAWA, PA — Wawa, Inc. is marking its 60th anniversary in the convenience retail sector by hosting an extraordinary Wawa Day. On April 16th, the company will offer free hot coffee of any size to customers across its more than 1,000 stores, expecting to distribute nearly 1.5 million cups throughout the day. This year’s Wawa Day not only commemorates six decades of service but also aims to create even more day-brightening moments for its customers, with stores featuring 1960s décor and special promotions at the nostalgic price of 60 cents.

Since its inception on April 16, 1964, in Folsom, Pennsylvania, Wawa has evolved from a single store to a major player in the convenience retail space, now operating over 1,000 locations. The company’s commitment to going beyond filling orders to fulfilling lives has fostered deep connections between associates and customers, a cornerstone of Wawa’s enduring success.

Chris Gheysens, Wawa’s CEO, emphasized the importance of these connections in driving the company forward. “As we celebrate this momentous 60th anniversary milestone, we want to thank our customers and associates for the unforgettable connections that have propelled us through the years,” said Gheysens. He invites customers to join in celebrating both Wawa’s storied history and its promising future on April 16.

Key activities for the chainwide Wawa Day include:

  • Free Hot Coffee: In a nationwide gesture of thanks, Wawa will offer free hot coffee all day in vintage cups reflecting designs from different decades.
  • “Day Brightener” Recognition: Each of Wawa’s 1,000+ stores will honor a special customer with a “Day Brightener” sash, mug, and a week’s worth of coffee, celebrating the role of everyday heroes in the community.
  • Expansion Announcements: Wawa Day will also serve as a platform for the company to share exciting plans for future growth, reinforcing its commitment to expansion and innovation.
  • Special Deals and Décor: Stores will roll back the years with vintage décor and offer customers special 60-cent deals on select items, including birthday cake donuts and beverages, alongside commemorative tumblers for sale.
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Moreover, this Wawa Day marks the 10th anniversary of The Wawa Foundation, a non-profit organization that embodies the company’s philanthropic efforts. Since its launch in 2014, the foundation has contributed over $160 million to causes focusing on health, hunger, and supporting everyday heroes. In celebration, Wawa and The Wawa Foundation will present $1 million in gift cards to national and local charity partners, underlining the company’s ongoing commitment to giving back to the community.

Wawa’s 60th anniversary and the celebratory activities planned for Wawa Day highlight the company’s enduring legacy of convenience, community engagement, and philanthropy. As Wawa continues to grow and serve new markets, its foundational commitment to enriching the lives of its customers and supporting the communities it serves remains unchanged. This significant milestone offers both a moment to reflect on past achievements and an opportunity to look forward to a future filled with expansion, innovation, and continued community support.

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