PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles and Wawa Inc. have announced a multi-year agreement naming Wawa’s hoagie sandwich as the “official hoagie of the Philadelphia Eagles.” As part of the partnership, Wawa and the Eagles will team up on a number of promotions throughout the year for fans.
“At Wawa we feel a special connection with the Philadelphia Eagles as we not only share many of the same fans, but share similar cultures based on teamwork and delighting our customers,” said Chris Gheysens, president and CEO of Wawa Inc. “We are thrilled to be a ‘proud partner’ of the Philadelphia Eagles, and are excited to team up and fly higher together through the addition of new exciting offers to Eagles fans. We can’t think of a better way to bring two similar hometown brands together, and look forward to providing world-class fan experiences.”
“We all know what Wawa means to Philadelphia. Whether at the Shore or in their home town, Eagles fans love Wawa, and we are so excited about our partnership,” said Eagles president Don Smolenski. “For Eagles fans, walking into a Wawa is like walking into their seating section at Lincoln Financial Field–it feels like home. As Chris noted, we share similar cultures based on teamwork and delighting our fans, and we are proud to team up with them.”
Throughout the season, the Eagles and Wawa will work together to add value to the fans through a variety promotions, including opportunities to win tickets to games, autographed merchandise and unique experiences.
Wawa will also have a presence at Lincoln Financial Field through signage and other activations.
“Wawa is committed to supporting the events and institutions that play a leading role or have a significant impact in the region,” said Gheysens. “With more than 450 stores in the Philadelphia market area served by more than 15,000 associates, Wawa is thrilled to partner with our home team and all of the fans who provide the support and spirit that make our hometown so special.”
A chain of nearly 700 convenience stores (more than 435 offering gasoline) in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Florida, Wawa offers a large fresh foodservice selection, including built-to-order hoagies, freshly brewed coffee, hot breakfast sandwiches, built-to-order specialty beverages and an assortment of soups, sides and snacks.
The Wawa, Pa.-based chain also offers surcharge-free ATMs.