But one is better.
As someone born and raised in the birthplace of Wawa, (my father was the manager at the first Wawa store before I was born) I can say they are a far cry from what I grew up with. Their bread used to be 10000x better. Now it barely passes as “bread”
I grew up on Publix subs and now live in Wawa country. People’s obsession with regional foods are my favorite. Thanks for this article!
Since moving to New England, I've been obsessed with Amato's. It's a Maine-only (to my knowledge) gas station/convenience store chain that also happens to make a really cheap, really good (for the price) Italian. Not a lot of bells and whistles, just some cold cuts and cheese on a white sub roll with lots of crunchy vegetables—sliced black olives, peppers, onions, etc.
If you’re ever near a Wegmans, their subs and sandwiches beat both, every time, but that’s a very, very regional northeast thing.
One day I’ve got to take on the challenge of telling people that the bagels they love actually suck. Hard-roll-with-a-hole does not a bagel make! It’s so sad that I live in the New York metro area and can’t find a decent bagel or sub sammich unless I go out of my way.
I grew up in Florida and often go back and publix was always the high school hangout for food b/c of the subs
Now you’re gonna get people saying that Florida Wawa isn’t real Wawa but that’s the best part of this kind of argument.
I hit Publix too every time I head down there to visit family and it never misses. I get a whole and tell myself I’m gonna stick half in the fridge to eat later and later winds up being sooner than it should be.