Wawa Inc. operates more than 700 convenience stores throughout states in the Mid-Atlantic region: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. It also has expanded into Florida, in the Orlando and Tampa Bay areas, including a store on the campus of St. Petersburg College, with plans to enter southern Florida over the next five years, specifically Broward and Palm Beach counties. Miami-Dade county will follow in 2018.

The chain opened its first Florida store in July 2012 and projects it will open its 100th store in Florida in 2016. Its 71st store in Florida, and 700th overall, opened in mid-August 2015 in Bradenton. It plans another 120 stores in the state by 2022.

Wawa's annual revenue is about $9 billion. The chain has 23,000 associates and says it serves 400 million customers a year.

New Wawa stores feature 5,547 square feet of retail space and additional gasoline facility, as well as new in-store graphics, colors, restroom design and merchandising features.

Headquarters:Wawa, Pennsylvania
No. of Stores:706
Average Store Size:4,000+ sq. ft.
Rank Last Year:15
States of Operation: Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia