For many (like me) Wawa is a way of life. But this announcement is about to change the landscape of Wawa as you know it.

Wawa will open its first store featuring interior bar stools and a counter for dining in Philly this year.

New Wawa design with indoor seating (photo courtesy of Wawa)

Speaking to, Wawa spokeswoman Lori Bruce said:

Our business model is really about serving people who are on the go. This extends that. This gives people another option, to take a moment, be able to quickly consume something.

Wawa will consider expanding this concept in other stores based on customer votes and store results.

By the way, the company gave away 1.5 million cups of coffee on Wawa Day this past Thursday.

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