TravelCenters of America Opens New Iron Skillet® Restaurant in Pearsall, Texas

  TravelCenters of America Opens New Iron Skillet® Restaurant in Pearsall,

Business Wire

WESTLAKE, Ohio -- February 24, 2014

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA® and Petro
Stopping Centers® travel center brands, has announced the opening of its
newest Iron Skillet 24-hour full-service restaurant located at the Petro
Stopping Centers travel center at I-35, Exit 101 (110 Interstate 35 Frontage
Rd.) in Pearsall, Texas.

Iron Skillet restaurants have long been the favorite sit-down restaurant for
professional drivers traveling America’s highways. In the most recent Voted
Best professional driver survey, drivers indicated they preferred TA and Petro
full-service restaurants nearly 5 to 1 over the next closest truck stop brand
in the categories of Best Restaurant Experience, Best Restaurant Food, and
Best Restaurant Service. Drivers also preferred TA and Petro Restaurant
Buffets 7 to 1. These results are based on a TA/Petro independent survey of
Overdrive magazine readers. The ratios depict professional driver preference
for TA and Petro versus the next closest truck stop brand.

The Iron Skillet menu features favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner,
including Hearty Ham Steak Breakfast, Double Bacon Cheeseburger and Chicken
Fried Steak. In addition, there are a variety of StayFit^®  better-for-you
meal options ranging from the Veggie Omelette to the Grilled Chicken Breast
Dinner, and a fresh salad bar is available every day. The new Petro Pearsall
Iron Skillet has 130 seats, including a 36-seat section reserved for
professional drivers.

“I’m very happy to add another great full-service Iron Skillet restaurant to
our nationwide network of full-service travel centers,” said Tom O’Brien,
President and CEO of TravelCenters. “We acquired and opened the Pearsall
location in late October, and have worked diligently to transform the
restaurant to the quality that customers have come to expect from an Iron
Skillet,” he added.

About TravelCenters of America LLC

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio,
is a leading travel center business in 43 states and Canada operating under
the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® brands. With 249 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. TravelCenters also operates
gasoline/convenience stores in Kentucky and Tennessee under the Minit Mart
brand name. 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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