TravelCenters of America Announces UltraChef Million Point Recipe Challenge Winners

  TravelCenters of America Announces UltraChef Million Point Recipe Challenge

Business Wire

WESTLAKE, Ohio -- December 11, 2012

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of TA and Petro
Stopping Centers branded travel centers, today announced the winners of its
UltraChef Million Point Recipe Challenge. The two grand prize winners, Albert
Toney and Alex Creighton, each received 200,000 UltraONE™ Points. The two
winners will also have their menu items featured at participating TA and Petro
full-service restaurants and will receive 50 additional UltraONE Points each
time the dish is ordered.

The winning items are sure to satisfy driver’s desires for variety. Alex
Creighton, from LaGrange, Maine, submitted a recipe for Kielbasa Stir Fry that
features kielbasa and pasta with onion and cabbage. His creation will be
available in Petro Iron Skillet® restaurants beginning in mid-December. Albert
Toney’s winning entry is a tasty pulled pork meal called, “Linda’s Crock Pot
Pulled Pork.” This item will be available as a dinner and also as a sandwich
at TA restaurants beginning in mid-January.

Two runners-up were also chosen, each receiving 100,000 UltraONE Points. Keith
Ushman and Bernie Clawson submitted recipes for a Horseshoe Sandwich and
Chicken ‘n Noodles, respectively. Judging for the UltraChef Recipe Challenge
was done by TravelCenters’ executive chef and a restaurant panel of judges,
and was based on originality, taste and ease of preparation.

Tom O'Brien, TravelCenters President and CEO said, "Drivers had a lot of fun
with the UltraChef contest. We couldn't be happier to be able to bring a
little more "home" to their life on the road. We think we do this better than
other truckstops because our full-service restaurants are our own, run by TA
and Petro employees, who connect with drivers – respecting and understanding
the job they do. I’m excited to see what kind of points our winners rack up
when we bring their recipes to the menu and let everyone taste for

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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