BRADENTON — Wawa Inc. announced the grand opening of its new Bradenton store, 5306 14th St., Bradenton — the 700th store in company history — will be held at 8 a.m. Thursday.
Entertainment provided by the Southeast High School Band and 700 themed festivities, including 700 free samples, 700 T-shirts given to customers and a prize for the 700th customer. There will also be a charitable hoagie-building competition between members of the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office and Cedar Hammock Fire Control District and free coffee through August 30. The store will offer several grand opening specials including any size fountain drink for 59 cents and any Shorti hoagie variety for $2.99.
“We are thrilled to bring the Wawa experience to the residents with the opening of our second store in Bradenton, and we look forward to demonstrating our commitment to fulfilling lives with our fresh food and beverages and with meaningful connections with our new friends and neighbors,” said Chris Gheysens, Wawa President and CEO. “And, we are delighted to mark the milestone of our 700th store chainwide with the Bradenton community.”