TravelCenters of America Breaks Ground at New Petro Stopping Centers Location in Gary, Indiana

  TravelCenters of America Breaks Ground at New Petro Stopping Centers
  Location in Gary, Indiana

Business Wire

WESTLAKE, Ohio -- November 20, 2012

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of TA and Petro
Stopping Centers branded travel centers, held a groundbreaking ceremony today
at 9 a.m. to kick off the building of its new Petro Stopping Centers location
at 3001 Grant Street (I-80/I-94, Exit 9), in Gary, Indiana. The event was
attended by TravelCenters senior management, members of Gary’s city council,
the City of Gary’s Department of Commerce and The Honorable Karen
Freeman-Wilson, Mayor of Gary.

Scheduled to reopen in the first half of 2013, the Gary Petro location will
offer professional drivers, the finest in travel center amenities and services
in a beautiful new facility. Specifically, the 28.6-acre site will offer:

  *340 truck parking spaces,
  *A 237-seat state-of-the-art Iron Skillet® Restaurant (Voted Best food by
    professional drivers year after year),
  *a travel store stocked with driver merchandise, beverages, and to-go meal
    options, including better-for-you snack choices,
  *a 6-bay Petro:Lube truck service facility,
  *15 diesel lanes, all with DEF at the pump,
  *15 driver showers operated by a fully automated reservation system, also
    accessible through the TA/Petro TruckSmart® mobile app,
  *a combination Taco Bell/Pizza Hut quick-serve restaurant for those who
    need to quickly get back on the road,
  *a FREE StayFit® fitness room (free to professional drivers who are
    UltraONE® Driver Rewards Program members),
  *a laundry facility with machines that accept credit/debit card payments
    and send the user a text message when the cycle is finished,
  *a full-service Verizon® UltraMobile store,
  *Professional driver movie and TV rooms, and much more!

“I’m very happy about the groundbreaking for the new Petro location in Gary,”
said Tom O’Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters. “We are thrilled to be
able to bring a brand new, state-of-the-art, full-service travel center to the
professional driving population and the city of Gary.”

At the groundbreaking event, Mayor Freeman-Wilson said, “TravelCenters is a
great example of a new corporate partner that is bringing jobs, tremendous
positive economic impact and business to the city of Gary.” The new Gary Petro
is expected to employ mostly local residents after its reopening.

About TravelCenters of America LLC

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio
is a leading travel center business in 41 states and Canada operating under
the TA and Petro Stopping Centers brands. With 242 convenient locations off
interstate highway exits, TA and Petro offer customers diesel and gasoline
fueling services, nearly 500 full- and quick-service restaurants, 24-hour
convenience stores, heavy truck maintenance services, RoadSquad™ (24/7/365
emergency roadside service), electronic communication (WiFi), and many other
services – all within large, high traffic facilities. For more information on
TravelCenters and TA, please visit For more
information on Petro Stopping Centers, please visit


TravelCenters of America
Tom Liutkus, 440-808-7364
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