Wawa beats out other gas stations nationwide for having the best food, in a new survey from Payless Power.
The suburban Philadelphia-based convenience store chain, which is expanding farther into central Pennsylvania as well as other states, was the top choice in this category among 1,011 Americans asked about their gas station preferences.
Costco and Sheetz, which also have a presence in the region, did well, too.
Some other highlights from the survey:
· Overall, Costco was No. 1, Sam’s Club No. 3, Wawa No. 4 and Sheetz No. 5 in the ranking of America’s best stops.
· Costco was the cleanest and cheapest gas station. Wawa was fourth cleanest.
· Wawa had the most spent on each visit on average, $84.46, and the shortest average time, 16 minutes.
· Sheetz and Costco ranked third and fourth, respectively, as having the best food.
Of the 57% men and 43% women surveyed, 10% were baby boomers, 22% were Gen X, 43% were millennials and 25% were Gen Z.
Paula Wolf is a freelance writer