PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Wawa is allowing customers to again pour their own coffee and use soda machines at several local stores during the pandemic. Wawa says self-service beverages have resumed in about 10 stores per state.
Wawa did not say exactly which stores have resumed self-service but said the number is less than 60 stores nationally. However, that includes stores in Pennsylvania and in South Jersey.READ MORE: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Large Group Of Noisy Dirt Bikes, ATVs Take Over Radnor Streets
In March, Wawa stopped letting customers make their own coffee and use self-service beverage machines. Instead, a store employee served coffee to customers in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William Hite Will Not Seek Contract Renewal After School Year
Wawa has also added several safety measures for self-service coffee areas:
- Wrapped stirrers
- Tissue paper for customer use with the pour handle
- Social distancing markers to enable customers to maintain a safe distance
- The presence of the Wawa Clean Force in store, associates dedicated to continuous cleaning tasks above and beyond Wawa’s already-strong protocol
The company says the resuming of self-service will reduce the time customers spend in the store.MORE NEWS: Jalen Hurts, Eagles No Match For Cowboys In 41-21 Loss In Dallas
Customers can still have an employee pour their coffee upon request.