You heard us. If you haven't had the pleasure of shopping here, let us introduce you to what some say is the Disney World of grocery stores: Wegmans. The Rochester-born grocery chain has 100 locations in the northeast, as of its latest store opening in New York City. Although certainly a regional delight, Wegmaniacs say everyone should know the special kind of joy Wegmans brings to customers and employees alike. Tell us your favorite parts about Wegmans below.
Both of these grocery chains have everything you could possibly need and more. Wegmans and Whole Foods each boast of legendary hot bars, featuring a variety of fresh foods and homemade goods. Whole Foods offers benefits to Amazon Prime members, while Wegmans has a hometown aura. Which supermarket has your heart?
Wegmans employees are known to bend over backwards to help customers, with some saying they will stop at nothing to ensure all patrons are happy. But Trader Joe’s employees are renowned for their Hawaiian shirts and permanent smiles. There’s even a podcast asking if America should be run by Trader Joe’s. Which ever-pleasant grocer do you trust more?
Wegmans has far more extensive food options than your average dinner or movie locale. You can even hit up Amore, Wegmans' romanic Italian restaurant and wine bar for an atmosphere that is sure to impress. Still, some prefer the classics. Where are you taking your date?
The newest Wegmans location is in Brooklyn, New York and will have just about everything, except a sub station. Wegmans loyalists argue such a deficiency is nothing short of a travesty. Others are unbothered—Wegmans will always be Wegmans.
According to Business Insider, Wegmans’ latest Pennsylvania location had roughly 10,000 applicants. The store could only accept 500, making it harder to get into than even Harvard. Wegmans employees often tout the company’s family-like atmosphere, and it is currently ranked as Fortune's third-best company to work for. But Google will always be famous for its perks. Where would you rather get a job?