The partnership is part of a charitable campaign called “Hoagies for Hope,” in which up to $10,000 of the proceeds from sales of the specialty sandwich will be donated to Broad Street Ministry, a hospitality and community engagement organization devoted to empowering Philadelphia’s most vulnerable communities.
Solomonov worked with Wawa Culinary Manager Farley Kaiser to craft the sandwich, aptly named “The Broad Street Hoagie.” The sandwich, based on a toasted Amoroso roll, is topped with provolone, garlic aioli, cherry pepper relish, meatballs, and parmesan cheese. And it’s now available at The Rooster and across fifteen Center City Wawa locations until April 30.
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TODAY’S THE DAY! ✌️Now Serving: the Broad Street Meatball Hoagie we created together with @wawa! This #HoagieForHope has our house meatballs, provolone, parm, & cherry pepper relish on a classic Amoroso roll. Order one from us and at EVERY Center City Wawa for the month of April, with proceeds at Wawa going to @broadstreetmin up to $10,000‼️ 100% of our profits from the hoagie go to Broad Street Ministry, too, fighting the relentless cycle of homelessness and hunger in our great City. See you for lunch #wawa
Solomonov says he’s “fired up” about the partnership and the release of the sandwich — an excitement that stems in part from his passion for Broad Street Ministry, the recipient of all the proceeds of his Jewish deli The Rooster, and in part from his love for Wawa’s hoagies.
“I consistently call Wawa the gastronomic security blanket of Eastern Pennsylvania,” Solomonov said in a statement to the press. “Wawa’s meatball hoagies have been a solid staple of my diet since as far back as I can remember.”
And for staff at Wawa, partnering with a critically-acclaimed chef like Solomonov is an honour in itself. His “innovative approach” is “inspiring,” Mike Sherlock, Chief Product Marketing Officer at Wawa said in the statement. “We at Wawa feel privileged to contribute to their impactful mission.”
STATUS: The Broad Street Hoagie became available to the public at The Rooster and across 15 Wawa locations on April 1. Here are all the places you can grab one for yourself starting today:
- 3604 Chestnut Street
- 1707 Arch Street
- 912-16 Walnut Street
- 2000 Hamilton Street
- 3744 Spruce Street
- 1602 South Delaware Avenue
- 518-520 S. Second Street
- 201 South Broad Street
- 1900 Market Street
- 2131 South Street
- 1102 Market Street
- 1300 Chestnut Street
- 150 S. Independence Mall W.
- 3300 Market Street
- 901 South Street
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