TravelCenters of America Announces Opening of First Tule Tree Legendary Burritos Restaurant in Edinburg, Texas

  TravelCenters of America Announces Opening of First Tule Tree Legendary
  Burritos Restaurant in Edinburg, Texas

Business Wire

WESTLAKE, Ohio -- December 14, 2012

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of TA and Petro
Stopping Centers branded travel centers, today announced the opening of its
first Tule Tree Legendary Burritos at its TA location at 8301 North Hwy. 281
(Hwy. 281, Exit FM 2812) in Edinburg, Texas. This marks the opening of its
first proprietary branded fresh Mexican fast food concept.

All menu items at Tule Tree are made fresh before the guest and packed up for
a portable, on-the-go meal or a relaxing break in the dining area. With
authentic recipes procured from Mexico by the menu’s creator, chef Heriberto
"Beto" Munoz, the friendly staff invites guests to:

  *Select their style: burritos, tacos or a bowl, filled with Steak, barbacoa
    (shredded beef), chicken or veggies;
  *Fill it up: with black beans, cilantro rice and other fresh toppings; and
  *Top it off: with chips and homemade guacamole or salsa, and a fountain or
    bottled beverage.

“We know that professional drivers crave variety as they travel,” said John
Ponczoch, SVP Restaurant Operations for TravelCenters. “The Tule Tree combines
fabulous taste and quick service – it’s a new way for drivers in a hurry to
get their meal fast and keep moving across the country.”

The Tule (pronounced “too-lee”) Tree concept received its name from the
historic Arbor del Tule, a Montezuma Cypress, located in the town center of
Santa María del Tule in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. It has the stoutest trunk
of any tree in the world, and is sometimes known as the “Tree of Life" because
of the many images of animals that are said to be visible in the tree's trunk.
As part of an official project, local schoolchildren give tourists a tour of
the tree and show the creatures that the trunk features, including jaguars and
elephants.

The mere size of Tule Tree overstuffed burritos call to mind images of the
broad base of the Arbor del Tule. The entire staff at Tule Tree invites guests
to sit back and enjoy their Tule Tree meal and envision Oaxaca, Mexico as they
savor the authentic flavors that make Tule Tree burritos truly legendary. Tule
Tree is open daily from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

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 www.tatravelcenters.com. For more
information on Petro Stopping Centers, please visit www.petrotruckstops.com.

Contact:

TravelCenters of America
Tom Liutkus, 440-808-7364
tliutkus@ta-petro.com
 
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