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Nov 4, 2023Liked by Jason Diamond

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”

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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!

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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.

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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.

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I grew up in Florida and often go back and publix was always the high school hangout for food b/c of the subs

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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.

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deletedNov 2, 2023Liked by Jason Diamond
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