Wawa opening Pennsauken store with free hot coffee for veterans
PENNSAUKEN - A Wawa store will open here on Veterans Day with a salute to those who served in the military.
The convenience store at northbound Route 130 and North Park Drive will offer free hot coffee Thursday to veterans, active military members and their families.
As part of its opening ceremonies, the store also will give away "Wawa Pennsauken" T-shirts to the first 100 customers through its doors at 8 a.m.
The 5,000-square-foot store and an accompanying fuel station formerly held Connie Mac's tavern. The site's also known as 8000 South Crescent Boulevard.
The offer of free coffee for military personnel will be be in effect throughout Thursday at Wawa's more than 940 stores in six states and the District of Columbia.
"Service members can either present a military ID or identify oneself at the register to redeem the free coffee offer," the Pennsylvania-based firm said in a statement.
Wawa similarly offered free coffee to educators to mark the return to school in September.
Wawa, which last month added a store in Deptford, plans to open four more in South Jersey this fall,
Those stores are underway at Route 571 and Centennial Boulevard in Gibbsboro; Route 49 and Bank Street in Bridgeton; and at two locations on Monmouth Road in Springfield and Chesterfield, Burlington County.
Jim Walsh covers public safety, economic development and other beats for the Courier-Post, Burlington County Times and The Daily Journal.
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This article originally appeared on Cherry Hill Courier-Post: Wawa stores to offer free coffee to military personnel on Veterans Day