Pennsylvania divides a few ways: Phillies vs. Pirates. Democratic ex-factory towns vs. Republican ex-farming townships. Nittany Lions fans vs. everyone else.
And Wawa vs. Sheetz – though that might be the least bitter rivalry: The state’s two big gas-and-milk, Cokes-and-smokes, Tastykakes-and-store-built sandwich chains try not to fight. They’re not like Ford vs. GM. Instead, they have mostly drawn lines and split the land between them. Like Comcast and TimeWarner Cable.
Which you prefer depends on where you were raised:
Wawa is Philly and the Shore from Jersey to Virginia Beach. Also Florida, since last year.
Sheetz is Pittsburgh and the valley highways below the green ridges, all the way to Greensboro, N.C.
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