Hoagie Roll Maker D'Ambrosio’s Loss Is Wawa and Amoroso’s Gain

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A bakery in every store. Photo: Amoroso

Like poorly proofed dough, 75-year-old Greys Ferry-based hoagie roll concern, D'Ambrosio Bakery, has flopped. The Insider reports that the shutdown follows a fruitless effort by Gatehouse Ventures of Berwyn, which bought the bakery back in 2005, to unload it. And as D'Ambrosio rolls into history, Wawa is giving one its competitors, Amoroso’s a huge boost. The locally-based convenience store chain’s new CEO, Chris Gheysens, has his sights set on putting an Amoroso bakery in every location. That’s just one of the changes he’s put forth in a larger plan to launch Wawa into the fast-casual orbit. Apparently the “worn outpost” on Penn’s campus has some sprucing up in its future, too. [Insider]