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D.C.’s Debut Wawa Gets Rolling With Free Coffee and Discounted Hoagies

The highly anticipated chain’s first District store is now open

The inaugural Wawa store on 19th Street NW.
Photo by Warren Rojas / Eater DC

Chain convenience mart Wawa is introducing itself to D.C. diners by slashing prices on its popular hoagies and dispensing free coffee all weekend as part of a grand opening celebration for the just opened store at 1111 19th Street NW.

A roadside fixture throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and neighboring Northern Virginia, Wawa’s first D.C. location officially unlocked its front doors at 8 a.m. Thursday, December 14. The company plans to add three- to four dozen additional locations in the District over the long term. Next up: expanding to Georgetown (1222 Wisconsin Avenue NW) before the end of next year.

The new arrival is playing up its food and beverage offerings in the promotional blitz. The store, which features over a dozen hot coffee dispensers as well as nitro cold brew on tap, is giving away coffee to all customers. For a limited time all 6-inch hoagies (Shortis), usually priced at $4.79 to $5.39, are $2.99. And the company has pledged to donate a portion of hoagie sales, up to $5,000, to local charity the Capital Area Food Bank.

Scroll down to take a look around the newly unveiled store, which is projected to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Status: Certified open. 1111 19th Street NW; website.

Visitors poking around three wall-sized interactive touchscreens during a preview event at the new Wawa.
Photo by Warren Rojas / Eater DC
The sandwich counter at the new Wawa.
Photo by Warren Rojas / Eater DC
A 6-inch turkey and cheese sub at Wawa.
Photo by Warren Rojas / Eater DC
Assorted baked goods including glazed doughnuts, cinnamon rolls, and apple fritters at Wawa.
Photo by Warren Rojas / Eater DC

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