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Feb 15, 2013 09:58 AM

Wawa... never again

Realized that it was Friday + Lent, while at work, short on time to grab something to eat, I thought I'd revisit wawa, hadn't had anything other than Coffee at wawa in a very long time

picked a veggie hoagie, american cheese, lettuce tomato, spinach, cucumber, onion

Got to work and unwrapped the sandwich
Complete mess... totally thrown together, and fell apart when I opened the paper.

Teh tomatoes were greenish, yellowish, pinkish in varying stages of unripeness (to be fair, I dont' REALLY expect perfectly ripe wonderful tomatoes from wawa in February, but these were HARSH)

The spinach had pieces which were wilted and half rotten the onions were old and in large chunks, the roll was squished on one side
Three paper thin slices of cucumber were stacked on top on one side of the roll...

Never again, Wawa!

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  1. No doubt they have gone way downhill but this is extreme. Which location?

    6 Replies
    1. re: barryg

      The one on Henderson Road in KoP... I understand that there are Wawa's that have better food, I just haven't had the good luck to find one

      1. re: cgarner

        First of all, that WaWa on Henderson Road is a stinkhole of a Wawa. The stress alone of making that left-hand turn into the parking lot is enough to ruin my day for sure. Secondly, their coffee is garbage--it is watered-down airplane coffee. Ugh. Third, it's dirty. I'm no WaWa fan, but if you live in the area, the two most tolerable WaWa's are the one on Trooper Rd. and the one on 252 in Malvern. You are better off brown-bagging it than going to any of those convenience places. JMHO.

        1. re: jarona

          Yes, that location is awful. Why does KoP NOT have a HUGE, no GI-NORMOUS new Wawa?

          1. re: 94Bravo

            That's what they're building on 202 where the Petco used to be.

            1. re: jzerocsk

              Where on 202 was Petco? Down by the old Acme?

              1. re: jarona

                I think thats right next to Sports Authority across from Starbucks on 202 next to the cemetery.

    2. Do you have Subway out there? Their veggie subs are really good and you can pick your ingredients.

      3 Replies
      1. re: caiatransplant

        Oh the horror! Subway as an alternative to WaWa? Has it come to this?

        1. re: caiatransplant

          There is actually a Subway on Henderson in the same shopping center as the Giant and the Thai Restaurant, right near the walgreens. This is always crowded but reasonably efficient for the plastic sandwiches that subway serves.

          1. re: caiatransplant

            Subway?? Yuck! You're better off stopping at a local supermarket and get some cold cuts and a loaf of bread and make your own sandwich in the parking lot!

          2. Personally, I hate Wawa hoagies. I don't get it when people say they like them. So, I feel your pain. The only Wawa sandwich I get on a regular basis? Meatball. It's kinda hard to screw it up.

            3 Replies
            1. re: StrandedYankee

              Wawa is a kind of a minimal baseline. There is a lot that 's better, and even more that's worse. Outside of Philly wawa is pretty darn good.

              1. re: sal_acid

                Pretty good in that the rest are terrible.

                1. re: sal_acid

                  Hey, when I lived in Tennessee, I considered Jimmy John's a lifesaver! Now that I'm home, you won't catch me near the place. I more than understand.

            2. Maybe I'm old.... and you remember things being so much better *back in the day, but there was a time, many moons ago, when wawa made a good hoagie. (Not any more)

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              1. re: cgarner

                When they freshly sliced the meat and cheese to order. Way back when...

                1. re: monavano

                  yes... wayyy back in the day, when Mom would give me a $5 bill and send me to Wawa to get a half pound of lunchmeat, a half gallong of milk and a pack of Parliaments and I would use the change to get a pack of bubble gum
                  (Hahahah, I was in 3rd grade!)

              2. The only hoagie I get at Wawa -- and even it is for "emergencies" only -- is a meatless breakfast one, with scrambled eggs, cheese and veggies. I've never encountered tomatoes or spinach as bad as the ones you describe in Delaware Wawas, but it's been a couple years.