TravelCenters of America World Blends Coffee Ground Fresh on Site

  TravelCenters of America World Blends Coffee Ground Fresh on Site

 TA and Petro Stopping Centers Customers Can Now Enjoy ‘The Freshest Roast on
                                  the Road’

Business Wire

WESTLAKE, Ohio -- November 1, 2013

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA® and Petro
Stopping Centers® travel center brands, has introduced World Blends Coffee
Company, with premium whole bean blends ground on-site just before brewing.
World Blends Coffee is available exclusively at TA and Petro and includes four

  *House Blend, chosen for its rich, robust flavor;
  *Dark Sky Café Blend, chosen for its extra measure of caffeine;
  *Red Sky, a South American medium-bodied coffee; and
  *High Mountain Arabica, a full-bodied dark roast.

Tom O’Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters, said, “We understand that
customers choose TA and Petro for a wide range of reasons — cleanliness, space
to park, food options, a friendly atmosphere, convenience. The list is as
individual as the driver coming in from the highway. So we strive to have our
locations meet as many driver needs and wants as possible, including the
freshest roast on the road.”

“The coffee in our restaurants and travel stores was good before, but the new
fresh ground, whole bean blends take our quality offering to another level,”
shared John Ponczoch, Senior Vice President of Food Marketing & Operations for

“We set out to provide the best cup of coffee on the road, and we think
drivers will agree we’ve succeeded. All they need to do is follow their nose
and the tantalizing aroma to the nearest TA or Petro to get the ‘freshest
roast on the road,” said Skip McGary, TravelCenters’ Senior Vice President of
Travel Store Operations.

About TravelCenters of America LLC

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio,
is a leading travel center business in 42 states and Canada operating under
the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® brands. With 248 convenient full-service
locations off interstate highway exits, TA and Petro Stopping Centers offer
customers diesel and gasoline fueling services, more than 500 full- and
quick-service restaurants, 24-hour convenience stores, heavy truck maintenance
services, RoadSquad Connect™ (24/7/365 emergency roadside service),
Reserve-It™ (truck parking reservations), 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

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