The study polled 7,000 shoppers about their most recent c-store or gas station experience and asked whether they would recommend that c-store/gas station to others, the article stated.
With 68 percent, Wawa earned the highest ratings, the article reported, based on a “composite loyalty store.”
“We are extremely proud to be recognized in the recent Market Force study as America’s favorite convenience store,” said Lori Bruce, a Wawa spokeswoman, in the article. “This is truly a testament to our store associates who create such a wonderful experience for their customers, and we are thankful to our customers for their loyalty and patronage.”
Wawa, a Pennsylvania-based chain, operates 645 locations in six states, the article continued.
QuikTrip, last year’s top choice in the survey, earned a 62 percent score for second place, the article added, followed by Sheetz in third with a score of 59 percent.
Wawa also secured the top ratings for brand reputation, ease of entry/exit and fresh food, noted the article, and the c-store tied Sheetz for good coffee.
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