First Drive-Thru Wawa Opened in New Jersey

WESTHAMPTON, NJ – New Jersey now has its first drive-thru store in the Garden State after last Friday’s public grand opening.  Located at 570 Rancocas Road, Mount Holly in Westhampton the store is a traditional full-service format with fuel, equipped with a custom drive-thru experience of two-lanes, separate order points with digital menu boards including a QR scan menu option and one point of pay and pick up window.

The new drive-thru is open from 6 am to 10 pm daily.

The store is one of two drive-thru stores being built by the company to see if the concept is viable and if more will be built in the future.

“Led by Wawa General Manager, Joseph Massiello and Area Manager John Kiernan, the team is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe environment while working to meet the needs of customers,” the company said about the new location.

Customers can also access their Wawa favorites through mobile ordering on The Wawa App with curbside pickup and ordering or through delivery service through third-party providers including Door Dash, Grub Hub, and Uber Eats.

“Wawa continues to test new store concepts with this latest drive-thru format, providing an opportunity for our customers to experience and enjoy their favorite Wawa products while remaining inside their car,” said Terri Micklin, Director of Construction. “Wawa is committed to increasing convenience and providing new options for service while keeping safety and comfort top of mind. Wawa hopes to learn from the layout, workflow and traffic flow at this location, as it continues to explore alternatives for long term application to stores post-COVID-19.”

In addition to this drive-thru, Wawa is counting down the days to its first standalone drive-thru scheduled to open on Friday, January 8, at 549 W. Trenton Avenue, Morrisville, PA in Falls Township, PA.

Both formats will continue to be evaluated while gathering feedback from customers and associates.

A socially-distanced ribbon-cutting ceremony took place outside of the store with local officials, community members, and store operation associates. It was followed by an official debut of the drive-thru window with Wally Goose filling customer orders.

As part of the celebration, a special check presentation was given to Check Out Hunger from Wawa and The Wawa Foundation’s in-store UPC scan campaign with customer contributions of $260,000 donated to support hunger relief efforts through the in-store UPC scan campaign, plus an additional $50,000 contribution made by The Wawa Foundation to provide assistance to Feeding America Food Bank affiliates to provide much-needed support to local communities before the holidays.

Customers who visited the drive-thru on opening weekend also received a limited-edition “Wawa Drive-Thru,” ornament with December 202 etched on it.