Wawa turns 60 this month and they are celebrating by giving away free coffee to all customers.

Wawa officially turns 60 on Tuesday, April 16th, and to celebrate "Wawa Day", the Delaware Valley's favorite convenience store will offer customers a free hot coffee of any size, all day.

According to Wawa, customers can expect special guests, promotions, and unique merchandise to be sold at those locations.

A Look Back at the Early Days of Wawa

The first Wawa Food Market opened its doors in Folsom, Pa. in 1964 to sell deli meats, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and other grocery items. Immediately, the company began growing and offered innovative take-home meals, such as meatloaf and fish and chips.

Four years later, one of the first Wawa in South Jersey opened on Vineland's Chestnut Avenue, near Delsea Drive, in May 1968.

It was followed that October by locations on Main Road in Vineland and Sharp Street in Millville.

At the time, Wawa was open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, closing only on Christmas.

Wawa's 2024 Expansion

Today, Wawa is an all-day, everyday stop for food, beverages, coffee, fuel, and bathrooms. A chain of more than 1000 convenience retail stores (over 600 offering gasoline), Wawa stores are located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida, and Washington, D.C.

Here are some photos Wawa has made available from those early days, back when the Wawa Milkman still delivered milk to your door.

Go Back to Early Days of Wawa With Vintage Photos

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