As we look to begin another year of college, I must discuss an all-important aspect of college-life…
Late night food.
Now, at Alvernia we have the fabulous Courtside Café (you’ll most likely see me there Friday/Saturday nights).
But, today I shall be discussing the “debate” of our age…
Sheetz? Or Wawa?
For me, it’s Sheetz. For a few reasons…
-Wawa TELLS ME when I can and cannot purchase their breakfast sandwiches. I have never understood this. I cannot believe it is impossible to put a bagel, some meat, an egg, and a slice of cheese together after 11 a.m.
-Sheetz has this wonderful program where if you sign up for their card thing, you save a few cents on gas when you swipe it at the pump. I also just got an email the other day saying that because I’ve been a member for x-amount of time, if I swipe my card at the pump I can put my gas in my car THEN go inside to pay. Very cool.
3. EVERYTHING BUT BREAKFAST
-This is where I’ve found out one of the “secrets” to the Sheetz & Wawa debate. If you LOVE hoagies/subs/whatevers, you most likely love Wawa. The general consensus is that their traditional sandwiches are of better quality. If you LOVE anything else besides hoagies, (including hamburgers that have mozzarella sticks and French fries BUILT INTO THEM) then you love Sheetz.
I don’t think this debate will ever end, because frankly, it’s not a debate.
Yes, they both are touch-screen-ordering-gas-station-24/7 food locations, but they aren’t the same at all.
Wawa is no-nonsense. You come in (and get your breakfast sandwich DURING breakfast) and you order your normal sandwich. No gimmicks, no shenanigans, just good quality hoagies… and occasionally that Hoagiefest guy that looks like John Lennon…
Sheetz is the king of nonsense. You come in, you have to choose between too many food options, then the screen asks you too many questions until finally you just decided to answer “YES” to all of them and end up with some fairytale sandwich that inexplicably has an unnecessary “z” or two in the name. You have no idea if this sandwich is going to be delicious, or just barely considered “food.”
So, if you ask me, that’s the real secret. Wawa is for people who like a no-nonsense experience when buying gas-station sandwiches, and Sheetz is for those of us who aren’t terrified of biting into a sandwich that may or may not contain the entirety of three meals in-between two buns.
… where do you stand? Sheetz? Or Wawa?