Pope Francis Will Get to Eat a Free Hoagie at a Philadelphia Wawa

Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter wants Pope Francis to try a Wawa hoagie
Wawa Hoagie


Wawa will make a special papal hoagie just for the pope.

A Wawa in Philadelphia is planning to serve Pope Francis a free hoagie of his choice, per Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter’s request.

The store that will be serving Pope Francis is a new one constructed just in time for the pope’s visit. It was finished two months in advance to attract customers who might follow Pope Francis during his visit.

“I don’t know what [the Pope] likes,” Nutter told The Philadelphia Inquirer, “but he can have anything he wants.”

It seems that Wawa will be making a special papal hoagie. There are no details yet about what will be in it, but we’re sure it will be good (if he likes that one, we suggest Pope Francis check out our list of the 10 Best Hoagies in Philadelphia!).

Wawa is a Pennsylvania-based gas station and mini mart, so it seems fitting that Pope Francis will stop by at a store in Philadelphia.

“Philadelphia loves their hometown brands, whether it’s the Eagles or Tastykake.” Wawa CEO Chris Gheysens told The Inquirer.

Pope Francis will be visiting Philadelphia on September 26 and 27.

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