In fact, I remember a similar level of enthusiasm a few months back when a certain chain donut shop opened on U Street. I never got it that time either.

In response, plenty of people have said — I’m from Philly (Boston) and WaWa (Dunkin Donuts) is awesome! But still, why? If you’re from suburban Chicago, are you committed to loving McDonald’s? If you hail from Seattle, must you think that Starbucks is the greatest thing on the planet?

Having heard all the hype, I went to my first WaWa in Virginia Beach last year. It was very much like many of the other gas stations I’ve been to in my life.

[Continue reading Rob Pitingolo’s post at Extraordinary Observations.]

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