7-Eleven, Wawa or QuickCheck? New poll reveals New Jersey’s favorite convenience store

A Monmouth University poll asked state residents which convenience store is their favorite: Wawa, 7-Eleven, QuickChek or another store?

Lanette Espy

Apr 18, 2024, 1:42 PM

Updated 37 days ago

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7-Eleven, Wawa or QuickCheck? New poll reveals New Jersey’s favorite convenience store
New Jersey residents have a favorite convenience store, one that is treasured more than all the others.
A Monmouth University poll released on Wednesday asked state residents which convenience store is their favorite: Wawa, 7-Eleven, QuickChek or another store?
Wawa, which marked its 60th anniversary on Tuesday, blew the other stores out the competition receiving 50% of the votes.
Wawa has nearly 300 stores in the Garden State. The Pennsylvania-based chain is easily the favorite convenience stop in the southern part of the state, where it has had a foothold since its earliest days, with 8 in 10 South Jersey residents choosing it as their favorite, according to the poll. It’s also the top convenience store pick of most Central Jersey residents with 61% of votes.
Wawa in Edison, New Jersey. Wednesday, April 16, 2024. (News 12 photo/Lanette Espy)
In North Jersey, the poll says Wawa was chosen as the favorite (31%) over 7-Eleven (24%).
So much for free Slurpee Day.
However, the Monmouth University poll says the close results in North Jersey are driven by a large split in urban and suburban opinion there. In the northern region’s cities and urban centers, the poll says 7-Eleven takes the top spot for convenience purchases with 38%, followed by Wawa (25%) and QuickChek (19%). In suburban North Jersey, Wawa has the edge with 34% over QuickChek (20%) and 7-Eleven (15%).
Wawa and 7-Eleven have at least twice as many locations in New Jersey as QuickChek, according to published reports.
Monmouth University Polling Institute asked 801 New Jersey adults their favorite convenience store:
  • 7-Eleven: 15%
  • QuickChek: 14%
  • Wawa: 50%
  • Something else: 10%
  • None: 8%
  • Don’t know: 2%


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