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    Pennsylvania’s #1 rivalry is about to get a little hotter.

    Wawa has announced, it is finally going to push further west from its current westernmost footprint in PA of Berks and Lancaster County. I imagine this means South Central PA is going to be that new battleground long held by Sheetz. I wouldn’t be shocked if they opened one in State College.

    Wawa for years has focused on fortifying it’s home base and expanding southward..already announcing a few weeks ago to enter North Carolina and Tennesseeastan. Will The Yinzerlands ever get a Wawa? Time will tell.

    The closest Sheetz to Wawa’s fortified home here in the 5 county Philly area is Morgantown Berks County. I’ve been to that one. We alreadyknow they’ll never put one in Philly proper since they don’t have any Sheetzin Yinzerburgh. https://www.phillyvoice.com/wawa-cen...2pCQ&fs=e&s=cl

    I wish Park N Eat would open in Chester County.

  • #2
    Originally posted by IUPNation View Post
    Pennsylvania’s #1 rivalry is about to get a little hotter.

    Wawa has announced, it is finally going to push further west from its current westernmost footprint in PA of Berks and Lancaster County. I imagine this means South Central PA is going to be that new battleground long held by Sheetz. I wouldn’t be shocked if they opened one in State College.

    Wawa for years has focused on fortifying it’s home base and expanding southward..already announcing a few weeks ago to enter North Carolina and Tennesseeastan. Will The Yinzerlands ever get a Wawa? Time will tell.

    The closest Sheetz to Wawa’s fortified home here in the 5 county Philly area is Morgantown Berks County. I’ve been to that one. We alreadyknow they’ll never put one in Philly proper since they don’t have any Sheetzin Yinzerburgh. https://www.phillyvoice.com/wawa-cen...2pCQ&fs=e&s=cl

    I wish Park N Eat would open in Chester County.
    If Royal Farms, the Wawa of Baltimoron-ville, can open a few stores in the Philadelpiastan suburbs, including one across from Downingtown West HS on 322 at the 30 Bypass and another in Broomall on West Chester Pike at the Blue Route, then there's no reason why Sheetz can't open a few stores in Chester County. I'm sure Sheetz could set up shop on 30 between Coatesville and Downingtown and make a boatload of money.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by ctrabs74 View Post

      If Royal Farms, the Wawa of Baltimoron-ville, can open a few stores in the Philadelpiastan suburbs, including one across from Downingtown West HS on 322 at the 30 Bypass and another in Broomall on West Chester Pike at the Blue Route, then there's no reason why Sheetz can't open a few stores in Chester County. I'm sure Sheetz could set up shop on 30 between Coatesville and Downingtown and make a boatload of money.
      Royal Farms is better than both of them.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ctrabs74 View Post

        If Royal Farms, the Wawa of Baltimoron-ville, can open a few stores in the Philadelpiastan suburbs, including one across from Downingtown West HS on 322 at the 30 Bypass and another in Broomall on West Chester Pike at the Blue Route, then there's no reason why Sheetz can't open a few stores in Chester County. I'm sure Sheetz could set up shop on 30 between Coatesville and Downingtown and make a boatload of money.
        But Wawa doesn’t have a Blood Feud with Royal Farms…and I’ve been to both of the ones you pointed out and neither get the traffic any Wawa gets despite the really good fried chicken…love the chicken sliders..a perfect snack.

        There are two Wawas between Downingtown and Coatesville on each side of Business 30 in Thorndale. Royal Farms has generally set up where there isn’t a big Wawa close by. There is a Royal Farms in Essington across from Boeing right off 95…and it’s just far enough away from the Wawa across from the titty bar on 291.

        Wawa really built up stores in Chester County to keep Sheetz out. I literally have three big ones within 2 miles of my apartment.


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        • #5
          Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post

          Royal Farms is better than both of them.
          Hmmm…the Chicken yes. The hoagies…no.

          Wawa has the best proprietary ice tea drinks. Neither of them have their own dairy to produce their own milk or ice cream. Now Wawa hoagies are not as good as they were 15-20 years ago…expansion has reduced quality. However their taco bowls are not bad. Still love the Mac N Cheese.

          Sheetz has a bigger menu and has fried stuff which is why they are so popular. Wawa doesn’t fry anything. There isn’t much overlap on their menu offerings which is why the debate on who is better amuses me because they really aren’t the same. The in store offerings are not the same either.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by IUPNation View Post

            Hmmm…the Chicken yes. The hoagies…no.

            Wawa has the best proprietary ice tea drinks. Neither of them have their own dairy to produce their own milk or ice cream. Now Wawa hoagies are not as good as they were 15-20 years ago…expansion has reduced quality. However their taco bowls are not bad. Still love the Mac N Cheese.

            Sheetz has a bigger menu and has fried stuff which is why they are so popular. Wawa doesn’t fry anything. There isn’t much overlap on their menu offerings which is why the debate on who is better amuses me because they really aren’t the same. The in store offerings are not the same either.
            I remember before Sheetz went 'modern' the location on Frat Row at IUP was pure entertainment in the 90s. God Bless those who worked in there past 10 p.m.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post

              I remember before Sheetz went 'modern' the location on Frat Row at IUP was pure entertainment in the 90s. God Bless those who worked in there past 10 p.m.
              I remember getting hot dogs from there in the 80’s.

              This rivalry started because Sheetz broke the agreement not to directly compete against each other in any market they were already in when they entered Northern Virginia where Wawa was already operating. There is very little overlap in PA between the two until this announcement. I’m shocked Sheetz didn’t bother to try to go into Flori-duh like Wawa successfully did.

              Wawa advised Sheetz how to do made to order food and Sheetz advised Wawa how to get into gas sales. Wawa was doing made to order food for years but didn’t have gas until the early 2000’s. Sheetz did have the order kiosks first. But that friendliness went bye bye and Wawa is known to be cut throat when they want to win. I mean they are from Delco.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by IUPNation View Post

                I remember getting hot dogs from there in the 80’s.

                This rivalry started because Sheetz broke the agreement not to directly compete against each other in any market they were already in when they entered Northern Virginia where Wawa was already operating. There is very little overlap in PA between the two until this announcement. I’m shocked Sheetz didn’t bother to try to go into Flori-duh like Wawa successfully did.

                Wawa advised Sheetz how to do made to order food and Sheetz advised Wawa how to get into gas sales. Wawa was doing made to order food for years but didn’t have gas until the early 2000’s. Sheetz did have the order kiosks first. But that friendliness went bye bye and Wawa is known to be cut throat when they want to win. I mean they are from Delco.
                I've lived in both territories. Both good. Overall, I'd probably go Wa-Wa. But, it's close.

                I tell my kids about the gas stations of the 80s ... maybe a coke machine and a rack of Little Debbie's ..
                along with a bathroom key on a 2-by-4. Lol.

                In the Yinzerlands, the "Get-Go" (Giant Eagle owned) has made for a formidable opponent.

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                • #9
                  Pennsylvania might need a lot of things, but I don't think convenience stores is one of them. Might use one to grab some gas, use a restroom, and buy a soda or coffee on the road. Other than that, not places I spend a lot of time.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post

                    I've lived in both territories. Both good. Overall, I'd probably go Wa-Wa. But, it's close.

                    I tell my kids about the gas stations of the 80s ... maybe a coke machine and a rack of Little Debbie's ..
                    along with a bathroom key on a 2-by-4. Lol.

                    In the Yinzerlands, the "Get-Go" (Giant Eagle owned) has made for a formidable opponent.
                    The only supermarket with gas down this way is Giant (your Martins) and they only have a few stations. I’d have to drive to West Chester or Phoenixville to cash in my gas rewards if I shopped there. Too far.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ship69 View Post
                      Pennsylvania might need a lot of things, but I don't think convenience stores is one of them. Might use one to grab some gas, use a restroom, and buy a soda or coffee on the road. Other than that, not places I spend a lot of time.
                      I suspect that Wawa looked at the census figures that South Central PA is growing rapidly so they are going to move into the area.

                      One in State College is a no brainer…the Philly area kids would run rampant in there and they’d make a lot of money.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post

                        I've lived in both territories. Both good. Overall, I'd probably go Wa-Wa. But, it's close.

                        I tell my kids about the gas stations of the 80s ... maybe a coke machine and a rack of Little Debbie's ..
                        along with a bathroom key on a 2-by-4. Lol.

                        In the Yinzerlands, the "Get-Go" (Giant Eagle owned) has made for a formidable opponent.
                        Kind of for GetGo. They have too wide a range of stores from the glorified shed with gas pumps to standard small mini marts to full service similar to Sheetz. The one by my house is a cashier hut. There are two in Wexford and two in Cranberry that are much more like a Sheetz plus car washes.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by IUPNation View Post
                          Pennsylvania’s #1 rivalry is about to get a little hotter.

                          Wawa has announced, it is finally going to push further west from its current westernmost footprint in PA of Berks and Lancaster County. I imagine this means South Central PA is going to be that new battleground long held by Sheetz. I wouldn’t be shocked if they opened one in State College.

                          Wawa for years has focused on fortifying it’s home base and expanding southward..already announcing a few weeks ago to enter North Carolina and Tennesseeastan. Will The Yinzerlands ever get a Wawa? Time will tell.

                          The closest Sheetz to Wawa’s fortified home here in the 5 county Philly area is Morgantown Berks County. I’ve been to that one. We alreadyknow they’ll never put one in Philly proper since they don’t have any Sheetzin Yinzerburgh. https://www.phillyvoice.com/wawa-cen...2pCQ&fs=e&s=cl

                          I wish Park N Eat would open in Chester County.
                          Sheetz doesn't stand a chance!! Pickles in Chicken Salad?! Come ON!?!?!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by IUPNation View Post
                            Pennsylvania’s #1 rivalry is about to get a little hotter.

                            Wawa has announced, it is finally going to push further west from its current westernmost footprint in PA of Berks and Lancaster County. I imagine this means South Central PA is going to be that new battleground long held by Sheetz. I wouldn’t be shocked if they opened one in State College.

                            Wawa for years has focused on fortifying it’s home base and expanding southward..already announcing a few weeks ago to enter North Carolina and Tennesseeastan. Will The Yinzerlands ever get a Wawa? Time will tell.

                            The closest Sheetz to Wawa’s fortified home here in the 5 county Philly area is Morgantown Berks County. I’ve been to that one. We alreadyknow they’ll never put one in Philly proper since they don’t have any Sheetzin Yinzerburgh. https://www.phillyvoice.com/wawa-cen...2pCQ&fs=e&s=cl

                            I wish Park N Eat would open in Chester County.
                            A Wawa is being built in Lackawanna county. The first one in the Scranton area.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by IUPNation View Post
                              We alreadyknow they’ll never put one in Philly proper since they don’t have any Sheetzin Yinzerburgh.
                              Am I understanding you correctly that you're saying there are no Sheetz stores in Pittsburgh? 'Cause that ain't true.
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