Broward’s first Wawa locations open in Davie, Pompano Beach

DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) - It’s official — Wawa has made it to South Florida.

“We’ve been waiting for this down in Florida since I’ve been here, since 2000,” said one customer.

“Wawa’s in my blood,” said another customer.

“I’m originally from Philadelphia, so we’ll follow Wawa anywhere,” said Lainie Michelson.

Special gifts and prizes served as extra motivation to get up early and be one of the first hundred in line at the new location on Sterling Road and 63rd Avenue in Davie.

“My mom was like, ‘Get up get up! We have to go to Wawa.’ I was like, ‘OK, OK, but give me like 30 more seconds in bed,'” said Izzy Charno.

Wawa kicked off a celebration and grand opening, Thursday morning — offering up their famous hoagies, soft pretzels, low gas prices and plenty of smiles.

“It’s so nice in there, and everybody’s really nice,” said Ava Charno.

After the grand opening at the Davie location, the team headed to Pompano Beach to open up the new Wawa location there.

There are now 120 Wawas in the state, and there is no plan to stop there.

“With every new store we open, we will have 40 to 50 associates hired from the community that will work in our stores,” said Wawa’s Lori Bruce, “and over time, that’s about 2,000 new jobs in the South Florida market.”

The plan is in place to open ten stores per year for the next four years in the South Florida market.

“There’s more on the way,” said Bruce.

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