Wawa Inc. is celebrating its newest addition-a brand new store in Wilmington, Del.
On Friday, Aug. 7, Wawa executives and local officials will officially open the new Wawa store with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. Then, to mark the grand opening of the new store, Wawa has challenged the Mill Creek Fire Department and a team representing the U.S. Marine Reserves to battle it out in a Hoagies for Heroes hoagie building competition. After a brief training session, each team will be challenged to build as many hoagies as they can in three minutes, in the traditional Wawa way.
The winning team will receive a $1,000 donation on their behalf to the charity of their choice, and Wawa will also make a $500 charitable contribution on behalf of the second place team. The Marine Reserve charity is Toys for Tots and the Fire Department is building on behalf of the National Fallen Firefighters Fund.
The new Wawa location features Wawa’s new store design prototype, including 4,700 square feet of retail space and an additional gasoline facility. Nate Perry will act as general manager of the new store, leading a team of 30 associates- all new positions brought to the New Castle community through the development of the store. Nate has been part of the Wawa team for 10 years and has managed stores in three states including: Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
“We have a very strong relationship with the New Castle, Delaware community, and we look forward to seeing our friends and neighbors at our new location,” said Perry. “Our hoagie for hero’s competition is a fun way to celebrate our store and thank our local heroes for giving back so much to our community everyday.”