Wawa wins Silver Plate

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Wawa wins Silver Plate


Convenience store retailer Wawa Inc. won the 2017 Silver Plate for Retail & Specialty Foodservice.

Wawa, Pa.-based Wawa was among eight 2017 Silver Plate Winners at the annual International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) Gold & Silver Plate Awards. 

Silver Plate winners are nominated by IFMA members and industry leaders, then selected by a distinguished panel comprised of national trade press, foodservice experts and past Gold and Silver Plate Award winners. Wawa President and CEO Chris Gheysens was nominated for the category by Nestlé Professional.

"For 63 years now, the Gold & Silver Plate awards have been the pinnacle award for individual excellence in our foodservice industry," said IFMA President and CEO Larry Oberkfell. "The 2017 Silver Plate Class continues this excellent record with winners that demonstrate the best of our industry. All eight set the standard in their respective segments and we honor them as the best of the best."

One 2017 Silver Plate winner will be named recipient of the coveted Golden Plate Award, which will be announced by way of secret ballot at the 63rd annual Gold & Silver Plate Awards Celebration on May 20 during National Restaurant Association Week in Chicago.

Wawa operates more than 740 convenience stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Florida.