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Old 05-12-2018, 09:26 PM
 
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I'm a former VA resident and Wawa was pretty much a staple for me. Yes, I have an affinity towards it.

Wawa would certainly be a force in the Atlanta market because they really are better than QT easily. Racetrack isn't even worthy to be considered competition. The hoagies, sandwiches, and coffee are all higher quality than Subway let alone QT.

Why aren't they in the Atlanta market yet? It really is the best convenience store/gas station in the Eastern US.
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Old 05-12-2018, 09:33 PM
 
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I'm a former VA resident and Wawa was pretty much a staple for me. Yes, I have an affinity towards it.

Wawa would certainly be a force in the Atlanta market because they really are better than QT easily. Racetrack isn't even worthy to be considered competition. The hoagies, sandwiches, and coffee are all higher quality than Subway let alone QT.

Why aren't they in the Atlanta market yet? It really is the best convenience store/gas station in the Eastern US.
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.
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Old 05-12-2018, 09:59 PM
 
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I remember going to a Wawa long ago. I want to say I thought it was cool. Wouldn't mind seeing it here.
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Old 05-12-2018, 10:20 PM
 
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Most of these chains are regional.
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Old 05-12-2018, 10:27 PM
 
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I went to one when I went to Tampa a few weeks back. It was ok.

I still prefer QT for the most part. I did enjoy their hot sandwiches though but the drink selection is crappy compared to QT.

No affinity towards it like Royal Farms, 7-11 or Sheetz.
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Old 05-12-2018, 10:30 PM
 
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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.
If they were to enter into a new market it would probably be Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte before hitting ATL. Racetrack isn't all that to be honest, better than 7/11 but inferior to Wawa. VA, PA, MD, NJ, FL, and DE may become oversaturated so, they would to set up shop in the states between VA and FL. I prefer them over Sheetz. I don't think it would be that difficult, Atlantans should be somewhat familiar with them since they've taken off in Florida and they really are of better quality than what we have in ATL.

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Old 05-12-2018, 10:45 PM
 
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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.
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Old 05-13-2018, 01:06 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.
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Old 05-13-2018, 03:42 AM
 
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QT is building like crazy here. Racetrac is making their stations more appealing. I don't see them entering Atlanta anytime soon.
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Old 05-13-2018, 04:37 AM
 
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Atlanta may not be getting Wawa, but Speedway (a similar type of convenience store gas station primarily in the Ohio Valley / Great Lakes region) has recently entered the market and is planning a rapid expansion.



https://csnews.com/speedway-has-georgia-its-mind-growth
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