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All I know is if I can get decent sub/hogie/whatever made to order at 3am while I'm working, I'm a fan.

 
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With these misguided people suggesting Sheetz is better I am forced to realize two things:

1. I have to start slapping some people.

2. Folks must have some really screwed up judgment criteria. I feel bad for and confused by them.

 
They're not bad, but I prefer Sheetz, which is essentially the same thing (just better imo)
Ugh, no. Sheetz is inferior in everyway to Wawa. I moved out to berks county from Bucks county. there's still plenty of Wawa's out here but once you get past an invisible line it becomes Sheetz territory also known as hickville.
 
So what makes WaWa better than a gas station with a subway or Blimpie in it? Oh, and I saw on Thorntons website they have a beer cave.
Their subs are better than Subway and cheaper.
They're better, but not cheaper. And with so many Italian/pizza places in Philly and SJ that sell much better hoagies, I don't get the love for WaWa hoagies.
10 inch Italian is $4.69 at WaWa. And yeah going to a small mom and pop joint might be better, but as far as the category of WaWa/Subway/Blimpie/Sheetz. WaWa wins hands down.
Plus at Wawa you order it, pay for it and it's ready by the time you walk back to the deli counter again. You're in and out in under 6 minutes usually. The local deli around the corner isn't getting you in and out that fast.
 
All I'm seeing from this thread (Sheetz backers) is that a lot of people live in the sticks and ain't never had a gosh darn real hoagie before. Either that or road kill being the main cuisine of choice appeals to the Sheetz demographic.

 
Generally love Wawa as is my sworn duty as a SE PA resident.

But the one thing about Wawa that I could never get over is why their soft pretzels are TERRIBLE. I mean, this is Philly, not just the hoagie/cheesesteak capital but the pretzel capital as well. And Wawa's pretzels are rubbery pieces of fail. Either get it right or don't sell them.

 
Some office Philly people are giddy about it. I eat a lot of sandwiches for lunch....just can't imagine I'll choose this over Publix....since a Publix is on every corner here too. I'll try it for the hoagie angle for sure though.

 
Some office Philly people are giddy about it. I eat a lot of sandwiches for lunch....just can't imagine I'll choose this over Publix....since a Publix is on every corner here too. I'll try it for the hoagie angle for sure though.
Tried one. It's fine but publix just blows it away. Not even close.
 
Some office Philly people are giddy about it. I eat a lot of sandwiches for lunch....just can't imagine I'll choose this over Publix....since a Publix is on every corner here too. I'll try it for the hoagie angle for sure though.
Tried one. It's fine but publix just blows it away. Not even close.
Publix have mto? Huge premium for me not having to talk to a human being.
 
Totally agree on the automated ordering system being a huge plus.

Also the pepperoni and cheese bagel is in my top 3 of hangover-cure foods.

 
I hit a wawa everyday for coffee.

They all are very clean and it seems management makes it a point to expedite you out of there ASAP.

When line gets to be about 3-4 people long, usually someone comes running over and opens the 2nd register even if just for a few minutes.

Breakfast sandwiches are too good.

I prefer the coffee over anywhere else, but i don't know much about coffee.

Never have tried a sub....oh wait, my fault i wanna make sure i sound like i know what I am talking about...a "hoagie".

May have to try one as a quick fix to see how it compares.

I don't play lotto, but I notice they don't offer.

Heard the owner is against gambling or something??

Seems like they would get a lot more traffic offering lotto.

 
Generally love Wawa as is my sworn duty as a SE PA resident. But the one thing about Wawa that I could never get over is why their soft pretzels are TERRIBLE. I mean, this is Philly, not just the hoagie/cheesesteak capital but the pretzel capital as well. And Wawa's pretzels are rubbery pieces of fail. Either get it right or don't sell them.
I think they changed their pretzels for the worse a few years ago.
 
Some office Philly people are giddy about it. I eat a lot of sandwiches for lunch....just can't imagine I'll choose this over Publix....since a Publix is on every corner here too. I'll try it for the hoagie angle for sure though.
Tried one. It's fine but publix just blows it away. Not even close.
Publix have mto? Huge premium for me not having to talk to a human being.
No, but I'm not a complete antisocial recluse either. Publix employees are generally nice. Pretty sure it's part of their staying employed there.
 
Wawa is better than sheetz, subway, Quiznos etc. This talk that Philly in general has the best hoagies overall though is inaccurate. You can get good hoagies and sandwiches all over. Stick to the cheesesteak.

 
I hit a wawa everyday for coffee.They all are very clean and it seems management makes it a point to expedite you out of there ASAP.When line gets to be about 3-4 people long, usually someone comes running over and opens the 2nd register even if just for a few minutes.Breakfast sandwiches are too good.I prefer the coffee over anywhere else, but i don't know much about coffee.Never have tried a sub....oh wait, my fault i wanna make sure i sound like i know what I am talking about...a "hoagie".May have to try one as a quick fix to see how it compares.I don't play lotto, but I notice they don't offer.Heard the owner is against gambling or something??Seems like they would get a lot more traffic offering lotto.
they have lotto machines in the store near me.
 
I've been to both WaWa's and Sheetz numerous times. I like Sheetz better. Don't know what all the fuss about WaWa's is about. If you're hungry for a hoagie and go there instead of an actual pizza/hoagie place, and are pimping it as a great hoagie place, your taste sucks and your opinion is thrown out the door.

Now, after a night of drinking, either place is awesome.

Which leads me to believe there are alot of drunken idiots/Philly-NJ people in here that have crap taste.

 
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Never been to a WaWa's, but I do like Sheetz better than the Giant Eagle GetGo's that are around. Although with GetGo I get the fuel perks which is nice.

 
Never been to a WaWa's, but I do like Sheetz better than the Giant Eagle GetGo's that are around. Although with GetGo I get the fuel perks which is nice.
GetGo food service has a looong ways to go to catch up. They are still fairly new anyways. It's horrible right now. The fuel perks are nice though.
 
Wawa is better than sheetz, subway, Quiznos etc. This talk that Philly in general has the best hoagies overall though is inaccurate. You can get good hoagies and sandwiches all over. Stick to the cheesesteak.
I think you are right that you can get good hoagies and sandwiches anywhere in the Northeast. Having moved to Houston from Philly, It is much harder to find good subs and sandwiches in Houston. A lot of it has to do with the bread and how humidity where the bread is made affects the texture of the bread. I couldn't find a good cheesesteak in Houston until Papa Geno's opened and they have their rolls sent in from New York. Makes all the difference in the world to a sub or sandwich, the quality of the bread. That's why Subway/Quizno's is not better. Very average to mediocre bread.Anybody in Houston looking for a good cheesesteak, try Papa Geno's (no relation to the Philly Geno's).I always liked Wawa's hoagies. Not mind blowing, but a good solid tasty hoagie.
 
I hit a wawa everyday for coffee.They all are very clean and it seems management makes it a point to expedite you out of there ASAP.When line gets to be about 3-4 people long, usually someone comes running over and opens the 2nd register even if just for a few minutes.Breakfast sandwiches are too good.I prefer the coffee over anywhere else, but i don't know much about coffee.Never have tried a sub....oh wait, my fault i wanna make sure i sound like i know what I am talking about...a "hoagie".May have to try one as a quick fix to see how it compares.I don't play lotto, but I notice they don't offer.Heard the owner is against gambling or something??Seems like they would get a lot more traffic offering lotto.
they have lotto machines in the store near me.
No they don't
 
Breakfast sandwiches are $$$.Subs are just ok. Meat is pretty subpar but no worse than Subway I suppose. Good smoothies, great coffee, and the pastry/donuts they put out every morning rival Dunkin Donuts.
There are better hoagies in my neighborhood for sure, but Subway isn't one of them.Wawa was always my first stop on the way for a day-long fishing trip. A classic italian for the cooler, a coffee and a power bar. An intersection around the corner from me has a 7-11 and a Wawa. One of them usually has a car or 2 in the lot; the other one you have to park on the street because the lot's full. Guess which one's Wawa?
 
Highlights of WaWa

Decent sandwiches made to order and made quickly for a good price

No fees at ATM

Great coffee (I don't drink it but most rave about it)

Fresh donuts

Good milkshakes

4 flavor (usually) ICEE machines

Cheap gas (almost always the cheapest in the area)

Plenty of convenience items available

Clean stores

Open 24 hours

The one nearest me does not have gas pumps, unfortunately. Both otherwise, awesomeness.

 
Highlights of WaWa

Decent sandwiches made to order and made quickly for a good price

No fees at ATM

Great coffee (I don't drink it but most rave about it)

Fresh donuts

Good milkshakes

4 flavor (usually) ICEE machines

Cheap gas (almost always the cheapest in the area)

Plenty of convenience items available

Clean stores

Open 24 hours

The one nearest me does not have gas pumps, unfortunately. Both otherwise, awesomeness.
The F'real shakes? You can get those at Sheetz (and several other places too)
 
Highlights of WaWa

Decent sandwiches made to order and made quickly for a good price

No fees at ATM

Great coffee (I don't drink it but most rave about it)

Fresh donuts

Good milkshakes

4 flavor (usually) ICEE machines

Cheap gas (almost always the cheapest in the area)

Plenty of convenience items available

Clean stores

Open 24 hours

The one nearest me does not have gas pumps, unfortunately. Both otherwise, awesomeness.
The F'real shakes? You can get those at Sheetz (and several other places too)
No fee ATM's are becoming the norm as well. They certainly are not the only convenience store chain that offers them.Also, I don't know of any convenience stores not open 24hrs unless they are in a shady part of town.

 
Highlights of WaWa

Decent sandwiches made to order and made quickly for a good price

No fees at ATM

Great coffee (I don't drink it but most rave about it)

Fresh donuts

Good milkshakes

4 flavor (usually) ICEE machines

Cheap gas (almost always the cheapest in the area)

Plenty of convenience items available

Clean stores

Open 24 hours

The one nearest me does not have gas pumps, unfortunately. Both otherwise, awesomeness.
The F'real shakes? You can get those at Sheetz (and several other places too)
No fee ATM's are becoming the norm as well. They certainly are not the only convenience store chain that offers them.Also, I don't know of any convenience stores not open 24hrs unless they are in a shady part of town.
The donuts are Krispe Kreme. Good, but again, not like they're exclusive.And while I know some people are fanatical about the coffee, it just seems good to me. There are WAY more people going through Dunkin Donuts in the morning for coffee than the WaWa directly across the street by my house.

 
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Highlights of WaWa

Decent sandwiches made to order and made quickly for a good price

No fees at ATM

Great coffee (I don't drink it but most rave about it)

Fresh donuts

Good milkshakes

4 flavor (usually) ICEE machines

Cheap gas (almost always the cheapest in the area)

Plenty of convenience items available

Clean stores

Open 24 hours

The one nearest me does not have gas pumps, unfortunately. Both otherwise, awesomeness.
The F'real shakes? You can get those at Sheetz (and several other places too)
No fee ATM's are becoming the norm as well. They certainly are not the only convenience store chain that offers them.Also, I don't know of any convenience stores not open 24hrs unless they are in a shady part of town.
The donuts are Krispe Kreme. Good, but again, not like they're exclusive.And while I know some people are fanatical about the coffee, it just seems good to me. There are WAY more people going through Dunkin Donuts in the morning for coffee than the WaWa directly across the street by my house.
All that means is that a lot more people prefer watered-down crap.
 
I think the Philly/Jersey WaWa obsession is just part of the whole Jersey mentality where anything that is somewhat exclusive to the area gets elevated to "best thing ever!!!!" as part of the "us versus the world" Jersey mentality.
I never noticed this, but this thread makes a good case for this. I guess it is sort of that little brother feel from seemingly always being overshadowed by New York.
 
I never said those things were exclusive. I'm just saying those are the highlights. Add them all together and you have yourself a good store. They crush 7-11, imo. And I like them a bit more than Sheetz (there's also no Sheetz anywhere near me, but I frequented them in college).

 
All I'm seeing from this thread (Sheetz backers) is that a lot of people live in the sticks and ain't never had a gosh darn real hoagie before. Either that or road kill being the main cuisine of choice appeals to the Sheetz demographic.
You don't get real hoagies at Wawa either. Maybe I'm a hoagie snob, but I'm from South Philly where the hoagie standard starts with Primo's :excited: , anything less than that and I'm not ordering it. I enjoy Wawa, probably stop at one 4-5 days a week. It's fast, convenient and reasonably priced. (cheapest cigarettes and gas) Good soups and good place for a quick, fresh lunch. The sandwich I order is a toasted tuna salad with lettuce, tomato, provolone and hot peppers. :thumbup: Their bagel melts are pretty ####### good too.But their hoagies aren't anything to brag about... unless it's 3am and drunk time.eta: And yes every Wawa that I visit has a lottery machine. :shrug: And their coffee isn't all that great either, especially in the winter when it gets cold by the time you start your car. :thumbdown:

 
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If were talking late night or early morning, Im fine with people recommending Wawa. Any other time of the day, if youre going to a convenience store for your hoagie youre either cheap or dont know any better. I have no problem paying an extra couple bucks at a local place for something better than a gas station sammich. Hell, there's even a good chain like Jersey Mike's in plenty of the areas where there's Wawas.

 
If a chain wants to succeed in FL they need to sell cafe con leche & cuban sandwiches.

 
All the Jersey people do agree that Tastee's in Edison is the best in the state right?

Good.

 
I've been to both WaWa's and Sheetz numerous times. I like Sheetz better. Don't know what all the fuss about WaWa's is about. If you're hungry for a hoagie and go there instead of an actual pizza/hoagie place, and are pimping it as a great hoagie place, your taste sucks and your opinion is thrown out the door.Now, after a night of drinking, either place is awesome.Which leads me to believe there are alot of drunken idiots/Philly-NJ people in here that have crap taste.
I didn't think anybody is claiming Wawa hoagies are better than a regular deli. More convenient and still tasty though. Good middle of the road choice that I can get any time of day within 5 mins of ordering.
 
All I'm seeing from this thread (Sheetz backers) is that a lot of people live in the sticks and ain't never had a gosh darn real hoagie before. Either that or road kill being the main cuisine of choice appeals to the Sheetz demographic.
You don't get real hoagies at Wawa either. Maybe I'm a hoagie snob, but I'm from South Philly where the hoagie standard starts with Primo's :excited: , anything less than that and I'm not ordering it. I enjoy Wawa, probably stop at one 4-5 days a week. It's fast, convenient and reasonably priced. (cheapest cigarettes and gas) Good soups and good place for a quick, fresh lunch. The sandwich I order is a toasted tuna salad with lettuce, tomato, provolone and hot peppers. :thumbup: Their bagel melts are pretty ####### good too.But their hoagies aren't anything to brag about... unless it's 3am and drunk time.eta: And yes every Wawa that I visit has a lottery machine. :shrug: And their coffee isn't all that great either, especially in the winter when it gets cold by the time you start your car. :thumbdown:
Damn, what coffee are they making at your wawa? I usually have to go double cup on it to keep the nuclear radiation from burning my hand off. Also, I wasn't outing that Wawa was as good as a deli sandwich but compared to sheetz, it might as well be from DiNics or Finks. Every time I've gone to Sheetz, I've left with the blandest concoction of bread and "stuff" Ive ever tasted.

 
If were talking late night or early morning, Im fine with people recommending Wawa. Any other time of the day, if youre going to a convenience store for your hoagie youre either cheap or dont know any better. I have no problem paying an extra couple bucks at a local place for something better than a gas station sammich. Hell, there's even a good chain like Jersey Mike's in plenty of the areas where there's Wawas.
If I found a place that just blows Wawa away, I'd definitely go there. But most places aren't better enough to justify the choice. Its the right combination of quality, price, choice of drink, choice of side chips and speed. And if you're just getting a sandwich, good luck paying with a credit card at some of these mom and pap locations. I pretty much never carry cash.
 
I've lived in Manhattan for 10 years, eaten at all kinds of fancy ### restaurants.

And I love Wawa sandwiches. Deal with it :cool:

 

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