Wawa Inc. is one of the nation's leading c-store chains, particularly when it comes to foodservice. In addition to a slew of fresh foods and beverages, Wawa also sells a wide selection of private-label products such as bagged Wawa coffees, dairy products and teas.

The chain grows almost exclusively through construction of new stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida and Washington, D.C.

In 2020, Wawa opened its first drive-thru and pickup-only c-store. The chain also activated an augmented reality (AR) game to its kids meals and launched a plant-based breakfast sandwich.

For benchmarking purposes, store counts are as of Jan. 1, 2021.

Headquarters:Wawa, Pennsylvania
No. of Stores:917
Rank Last Year:10