TravelCenters buys back and re-introduces former franchise location.
TravelCenters of America LLC (TA), owner of Petro Stopping Centers, today announced it has completed its planned acquisition and opening of the newest Petro travel center at Exit 252 off I-70 in Salina, Kan.
“We were very happy to have the chance to buy this location and bring it back to the Petro family,” said Tom O’Brien, president and CEO of TA. “Salina is located near the middle of the great state of Kansas, with other TA and Petro sites at east and west ends. Re-opening this facility as a Petro allows us to provide drivers opportunities to optimize their business by using full-service travel centers across the entire Kansas stretch of I-70,” he added.
The Salina site had been operated by a franchisee as a Petro until earlier in 2011 when the related franchise agreement expired. The Salina location is the 65th Petro site, and the 230th in the combined TA and Petro chain.
TravelCenters of America LLC, headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, is a travel center business in 41 states and Canada operating under the TravelCenters of America and Petro brands.