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The news broke yesterday that our beloved Wawa is testing new dinner menu options in the area, and they’re very reminiscent of offerings at their arch-nemesis Sheetz! Philadelphia Business Journal had the scoop, and the Inquirer’s Michael Klein had the enviable assignment of eating his way through the new grub. See the new food and initial impression below…

Some Wawa locations testing burgers, fries - Philadelphia Business Journal

Wawa is looking to up its dinner game by quietly testing new options like hamburgers, waffle fries and breaded chicken sandwiches at some locations. The items are available at six stores, including the 535 Horsham Road location in Horsham, as "part of the larger dinner platform" the convenience store is trialing, Wawa spokeswoman Lori Bruce said.

Oh, Wawa! You call this a burger and a chicken sandwich?

The chicken breast on the "classic breaded chicken" ($5.49) itself was fine, but the yellow breading was gummy, moist, flavorless, and devoid of crunch. The pickles were a good idea. The garlic aioli, meanwhile, got lost in the bun, which in its desiccated state was sucking up juices and mayo like a sponge even a few minutes after I got it.