The day I got back from my Maryland/Pennsylvania/Wawa/vacation -- Eileen sent me an email with THIS LINK...Apparently, there is a guy who is making a documentary all about the two big competing convenience store chains in Pennsylvania: Wawa-vs.-Sheetz.
|So, this is the coffee selection at Wawa|
|And this is the selection at Sheetz...|
|Both stores have a kiosk-ordering system. (which works GREAT).|
|They both make delicious, fresh, hot food!!|
|And I think the coffee in both places is really delicious.|
Right now in Iowa, we are in the middle of a GIANT convenience store war. Two chains are competing for our business.
Casey's, which has been my hometown favorite for 20 years, has cheap gas, delicious pizza and excellent coffee.
But -- I'm afraid they are being hammered by the newcomer: Kwik-Star, a chain out of Wisconsin. Kwik-Star has built six new stores in the Quad City Area in the last coupla years -- and they are KICKING ASS. They are popping up on the best corners in town.
Kwik-Star also has cheap gas, excellent coffee and a vast array of fresh baked goods. But they have seduced me with their large, spotless bathrooms and REALLY CHEAP grocery-staples. For example -- 99-cent eggs, 39-cent a pound potatoes, onions and bananas.
I'm not smart enough to know what this all means. But it seems to me a convenience store war is ALWAYS GOOD FOR THE CONSUMER. Take advantage -- get out there -- start living on gas-station-food. YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE MISSING...