Who could have guessed a new gas station would garner so much attention? Apparently, to its loyal fans, Wawa is much more than a place to fill your tank-- it’s also a popular place to fill up your belly.
Wawa, a national convenience store and gas station chain, is planning to open its new Mount Dora location in June, but an exact date isn't available yet. Their 24-hour, take-out food and beverage menu won’t disappoint loyal diehards that have literally been waiting years for the new location to open.
Breakfast offerings include breakfast sandwiches, burritos, bowls, hoagies and oatmeal. Lunch and dinner feature burgers, quesadillas, burritos and burrito bowls, sourdough melts, soups and salads, plus hot and cold hoagies. .
Mount Dora’s new Wawa will also have specialty drinks that include smoothies, iced lattes, frozen cappuccinos, Flurricanes and milkshakes in a variety of flavors. (see menu)
In the spring of 2017, it was announced that a new Wawa would replace the small Shell station on the corner of U.S. 441 and Morningside Drive near Lake Gertrude in Mount Dora. Although the project was approved early on by the City of Mount Dora, the Pennsylvania-based company revised its construction schedule to provide for a 2021 opening in Mount Dora.
Wawa opened its first store in Florida in 2012 and had over 100 locations in the Sunshine State when it first announced its Mount Dora location in 2017.
In 2020, Wawa planned to open 20 new stores throughout Florida and start construction on a number of others. At that time, the company’s goal was to reach 400 stores in Florida by 2028.
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