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Old 05-13-2018, 04:41 AM
 
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Wawa is great, but it's only in 6 states, none of whom have Qt and Racetrac (except Tampa). There isn't one for hundreds of miles. None even in Charlotte or Raleigh. It would be really difficult for them to enter the market because of the dominance of QT and Racetrac, who is headquartered here.
QT is headquartered in Oklahoma.
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Old 05-13-2018, 05:49 AM
 
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I like QT and RaceTrac. I'm not too familiar with Wawa since I only went to one in Virginia, and thought it was just ok. I always wondered why Atlanta is the only major city that doesn't have 7-11.
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Old 05-13-2018, 06:06 AM
 
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I like QT and RaceTrac. I'm not too familiar with Wawa since I only went to one in Virginia, and thought it was just ok. I always wondered why Atlanta is the only major city that doesn't have 7-11.
No one (at least that's alive) knows the answer to that, although the reporter in the below article tried their damndest to find out why (it's focused on Alabama, but also applies to Georgia).

https://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/20...levens_in.html
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Old 05-13-2018, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Forget Wawa. What we really need is Buc-ee’s!
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Old 05-13-2018, 06:50 AM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU
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Forget Wawa. What we really need is Buc-ee’s!
YES YES YES. I live in Texas now and I am spoiled. The one in Katy is only 15 minutes away from me or so and I can easily hit up the other ones on the way out of town. The big ones are unlike any other gas station and they aren't truly a truck stop. They have the smaller versions as well. Especially down near Lake Jackson/Freeport.


Wawa? Meh. It's fresh food was alright but I don't care much for sandwiches/subs anyway. Their fried food was garbage. Up in Lancaster, PA, you had college students arguing over Sheetz and Wawa. I preferred Sheetz, but I fully admit their food is highly questionable. Some of it was decent and they had tons of options, but a lot was low quality. I'd gladly take QT.
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Old 05-13-2018, 06:57 AM
 
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agreed, i love wawa. race trac and quiktrip have tried upping their game recently but you can't get anything at night at most places.
Correct, that's another reason why they'd do so well here. I've noticed how QT is trying with the QT kitchen but they still fall short with variety.
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Old 05-13-2018, 07:15 AM
 
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RaceTrac just copies QT, but not as well. Like RC Cola to Coke.

WaWa would do pretty well here, but I bet they’ll take their time expanding in Florida first.
I think they'll take half of QT's customers off the breakfast and lunch offerings alone.
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Old 05-13-2018, 08:17 AM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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I like QT and RaceTrac. I'm not too familiar with Wawa since I only went to one in Virginia, and thought it was just ok. I always wondered why Atlanta is the only major city that doesn't have 7-11.
Yeah, just rumor after rumor. I remember, I heard the first story about 7-11 and QT having an agreement but that has been proven false.

7-11 are too small though so I don't know if I would enjoy them too much at this point.
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Old 05-13-2018, 08:32 AM
 
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I remember when I first moved to PA and someone mentioned the WaWa. I didn't know what they were referring to at first and only recall thinking what an odd name.....

It's a great convenience store for sure.
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:05 AM
 
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Yeah, just rumor after rumor. I remember, I heard the first story about 7-11 and QT having an agreement but that has been proven false.

7-11 are too small though so I don't know if I would enjoy them too much at this point.
What's the appeal of 7/11 anyway? The slurpees and big gulp? 7/11s are very basic.
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