TravelCenters of America Opens Food Court at TA Effingham, Illinois

  TravelCenters of America Opens Food Court at TA Effingham, Illinois

Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Sbarro and Dunkin’ Donuts Provide Wide Variety of
                                Dining Options

Business Wire

WESTLAKE, Ohio -- May 15, 2014

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA® and Petro
Stopping Centers® travel center brands, has announced the opening of a food
court at TA Effingham, located at I-57/I-70, Exit 160 (1702 West Evergreen),
in Effingham, Illinois. The expansive food court includes Dunkin’ Donuts,
Popeyes, and Sbarro dining options. An 88-seat dining area is set to be
complete in late June, giving professional drivers and motorists a relaxing,
spacious environment in which to dine and stay awhile. The newly developed
Dunkin’ Donuts is open 24/7, and the remodeled Popeyes and Sbarros are open
from 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily.

Guests at TA Effingham Dunkin’ Donuts will find a delicious range of
high-quality, great-tasting beverages that can be enjoyed all-day, including
freshly brewed hot and iced coffee, hot and iced tea, lattes, Coolatta® frozen
drinks, and more. In addition, Dunkin’ Donuts will offer signature menu items
such as bagels, donuts, muffins, and its DDSMART® menu of better-for-you
choices. Additional Dunkin’ Donuts menu items available at this location
include the new Chicken Apple Sausage Breakfast Sandwich and numerous Bakery
Sandwich varieties including Ham & Cheese, Turkey, Cheddar & Bacon, Chicken
Salad and Tuna Salad.

Popeyes continues to serve up the Louisiana-style cooking that has made
Popeyes famous. Guests can choose from any of the full menu options, including
the signature BONAFIDE® spicy or mild chicken, Butterfly Shrimp and
sandwiches, as well as signature side dishes like Red Beans and Rice, and
gourmet sauces and desserts.

TA Effingham’s Sbarro will dish up New York-style pizza with dough made from
scratch every day, and hand-shredded mozzarella cheese. Stuffed pizza is also
available, as well as Stromboli, salads, pasta dishes and desserts.

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 250 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

About Dunkin’ Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is America's favorite all-day, everyday stop
for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' Donuts is a market leader in the
regular/decaf coffee, iced coffee, hot flavored coffee, donut, bagel and
muffin categories. Dunkin' Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer
loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for eight years running. The
company has nearly 11,000 restaurants in 33 countries worldwide. Based in
Canton, Mass., Dunkin' Donuts is part of the Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information,

About Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen

Founded in 1972 in New Orleans, Popeyes is a leader in the New Orleans segment
of the foodservice industry and is the world's second largest quick-service
chicken concept based on the number of units. As of December 29, 2013, Popeyes
had 2,225 operating restaurants operating in the United States, Puerto Rico,
Guam, the Cayman Islands and 28 foreign countries. For more information, visit
the Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Web site

About Sbarro®

As the nation’s leading Italian quick-service restaurant, Sbarro has been
around since 1956 and was founded in Brooklyn, New York, by Genarro and
Carmela Sbarro, immigrants from Naples, Italy. Their pizza recipes are now
enjoyed by customers in 40 countries at over 1,110 eateries worldwide. For
more information, visit


TravelCenters of America
Tom Liutkus, 440-808-7364
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