Big changes are coming to the Wawa near you!
Don't worry; you can still get your coffee and doughnut. The thing is, you're going to have to explain to a Wawa associate that you really do want that many sugar packets in your cream-spiked cup of joe.
In a recent press release, Wawa rolled out a new process to ensure food safety and cleanliness at all of its locations: employees will now fix your coffee for you and bag your baked goods. Additionally, all fountain sodas, Icees, and iced coffees are temporarily suspended.
These major changes are in effect as of 5 a.m. on March 20 and will remain in place for the foreseeable future as the country seeks ways to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Other measures include closing the stores for a cleaning hour from 2 to 3 a.m. every day and regular cleanings of the touchscreens every 30 minutes.
The cat is out of the bag and for the most part, people on Twitter are being understanding of the news.
@CDCgov @HunterdonHealth @GovMurphy Perhaps a very wise and strategic move we should consider implementing across the ENTIRE State of NJ, no? #FlattenTheCurve #MakeNJSaferAgain #wawa #7eleven #coronavirus #WePourForYourSafety https://t.co/IDsfN2iNV8— HazyInNj (@nj_in) March 19, 2020
In New Jersey, Camden County is applying this new concept of staff service for all beverages across the board at convenience and grocery stores. It will be interesting to see who follows suit.
For more information about these new procedures, check out the official press release that Wawa sent out. You can also visit their website to find the location closest to you if you want to see if the coffee is really that good.
*The photos in this article are courtesy of the Wawa Facebook page.
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