Wawa is having a grand opening Thursday at 13363 Beach Blvd. near Hodges Boulevard.

Wawa is having a grand opening Thursday for its seventh gas station convenience store in Jacksonville.

The 13363 Beach Blvd. Wawa near Hodges Boulevard opens at 8 a.m. with first 100 people getting a free T-shirt, followed by a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. and a charitable hoagie-building competition between the Sheriff’s Office and Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters.

Wawa also announced it will offer free coffee to all customers at this location through Oct. 20.

“At Wawa we recognize that our customers lives move at a rapid pace, and whenever we open new stores, it is our goal to deliver our unique brand of convenience in a way that fits our customers' busy lives and is attuned to their specific tastes,” said Todd Souders, senior Director of Florida store operations.