President Biden Stops for Convenience

Last week, Biden visited Wawa and Sheetz to connect with local communities.

April 22, 2024

During a visit to Pennsylvania for his 2024 election campaign, President Joe Biden visited Sheetz with Pittsburgh-area leaders and stopped at a Wawa in Philadelphia.

“President Biden’s back-to-back stops at convenience stores speak to the amazing transformation of our industry’s image over the past two decades. His team didn’t decide to stop at these stores because convenience stores have incredibly convenient locations—although they do. Instead, these visits were likely to showcase a connection to consumers and communities—and what better place to visit than a convenience store?” said NACS Vice President of Strategic Industry Initiatives Jeff Lenard.

On Wednesday, Biden was on the western side of the Commonwealth in Pittsburgh, where he visited the headquarters of the United Steelworkers Union. During the visit, Biden stopped by Sheetz with Pittsburgh-area leaders and bought sandwiches for construction workers.

The next day, Biden visited a Wawa located in Center City near Independence Hall with Philadelphia Mayor Cherelle Parker.

According to CBS News, Biden ordered a classic-size Italian hoagie with American cheese and a black-white milkshake from the Delaware County-based convenience store that recently celebrated its 60th anniversary.

Following Biden’s Wawa visit, he received some teasing from Senator John Fetterman (D-PA), a self-described Sheetz loyalist. On X, Fetterman reposted a picture of Biden at Wawa, adding the caption “he *was* my president… #TeamSheetz”

The trip to Philadelphia marked Biden's third stop in Pennsylvania this week as he prepares for a rematch against former President Donald Trump in the 2024 general election.