Wawa Burgers – Pass or Smash?

For many people, a gas station burger is already an automatic no-go. But with gas stations that have made-to-order food such as Wawa and Sheetz, it has reopened the door to trying one. In this article, we’re going to let you know whether to give these gas station-made Wawa burgers a shot.

How was the Wawa Burger?

First off, the burger at Wawa is BIG. 1/3 pound of 100% Angus beef. Normally a gas station burger isn’t anywhere near that big. Heck, most fast food burgers aren’t even that big. For instance, the Quarter Pounder from McDonald’s is, you guessed it, a quarter-pound. It’s crazy that the default burger at a convenience store is bigger than a Quarter Pounder.

I went for the classic lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and mayo with American cheese. That’s classic to me, anyway. There are some crazy choices available, but I decided to stick to the basics. There’s an incredible amount of options to top your Wawa burger with.

Wawa burger toppings
How to make a wawa burger

Wawa Burger Cheese Options:

  • American
  • Cheddar
  • Pepper Jack
  • Provolone
  • Swiss

Wawa Burger Toppings:

Talk about a wide array of burger toppings. No matter what kind of toppings you are looking for, Wawa has you covered.

  • Caramelized onions
  • Cucumbers
  • Everything seasoning
  • Grated Parmesan
  • Green Leaf Lettuce
  • Hot peppers
  • Jalapenos
  • Old Bay
  • Oregano
  • Pepper
  • Pickles
  • Salsa
  • Salt
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Tomatoes

Wawa Burger Spreads:

  • Buffalo sauce
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Chipotle Garlic Aioli
  • Ketchup
  • Mayo
  • Pepper Relish
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Spicy Mustard
  • Yellow Mustard

So after seeing all those options, it may seem crazy that I went with the boring, basic options.

Okay, enough talk, let’s get to it.

Is the Burger Good at Wawa?

Let’s start off with the brioche bun. It’s a very good bun! Then when you combine it with the fresh (for a gas station) toppings, we’re off to a great start.

Wawa burgers
How to make a wawa burger

Next, we get to the 100% Angus beef burger patty. With a description like that, it’s got to be good, right? I can’t believe I’m saying this but yes! The burger is actually decently seasoned. The toppings were ice cold. It reminds me of a cookout burger but without the charbroiled flavor. When you combine the burger patty with the soft bun it makes for a very solid burger.

I paired them up with the seasoned fries, which were awesome. Those fries taste great! If you get a burger you gotta get fries, right?

Is the Wawa Burger Better Than Fast Food Burgers Like Burger King?

I would put the Wawa burger just behind the fast food burgers like Burger King and Mcdonald’s. A case could be made that it is better. It’s very close, actually but I give the nod to the fast food burgers.

Wawa burger
How to make a wawa burger

FAQs

When does Wawa serve their burgers?

Strangely, the Wawa burger is only available at dinner time. You can only get the burger at 4 p.m. or later in the day. I don’t think a chain convenience store should be making me wait until 4 p.m. to enjoy a burger.

What are Wawa’s hamburgers made of?

Wawa’s burgers are made with 1/3 pound Angus patty. They cook them one way: well done. They come on a brioche bun.

Are Wawa burgers 100% beef?

Wawa burgers are 100% Angus beef.

How many carbs are in a Wawa burger?

The carb count for a Wawa burger is 47 grams.

Are Wawa Burgers Microwaved?

No, burgers at Wawa are not microwaved. They are cooked in the bread oven. They are stored in a drawer and when the order is placed, they are cooked in the bread oven.

Are Wawa Burgers Cooked to Order?

Yes, Wawa burgers are cooked to order. The Wawa burger came with an order of operations for the kitchen staff. Check it out:

How to make a wawa burger
How to make a wawa burger

Does Wawa Have Plant-Based Burgers?

No, Wawa does not have plant-based burgers.

Does Wawa Make Chicken Sandwiches?

Yes, Wawa makes chicken sandwiches and for some reason they are also only served on the dinner menu, after 4 p.m. It’s about what you’d expect from a chicken sandwich from Wawa. So don’t rush out to your local Wawa to get one.

Conclusion – Wawa’s Burger is a Smash

I was pleasantly surprised by the Wawa burger. To answer the pass or smash question, it’s definitely a smash. Add some charbroiled flavor and that would really put it over the top, but it’s still pretty darn good for a gas station burger. The seasoned fries were also great. While I’d rank it a peg below a fast food burger, if you’re on the rode and in the mood for a burger, you can do a lot worse than grabbing a Wawa burger. If you’re near a Wawa location and hungry for a burger, go ahead and give one a shot!