TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters) (Nasdaq: TA), operator of the TA®, Petro Stopping Centers® and TA Express® brands, has signed a franchise agreement with Shawn Ali, owner of the Oasis Mart at 5490 N. Highway 146 in Baytown, Texas, to convert the business to a TA Express.
The newest TA Express will sit on an 11-acre property and have all of the full-service amenities that professional drivers and highway travelers have come to rely upon and enjoy from TA branded travel centers. Diesel fueling, DEF, gasoline, travel store, showers and multiple dining options will be among the wide range of amenities offered at this location.
“We are excited to announce new growth and welcome Shawn to the TA network,” said Barry Richards, President and COO of TravelCenters. “The addition of this location gives the professional driver and motoring public another trusted stop along this heavily traveled area of Texas,” he added.
“Joining the TA network is going to be great for our growth strategy as well as the TravelCenters customer base,” said Shawn Ali. “Being a part of the Voted Best TravelCenters brand will help us better serve our customers through fleet fueling and service agreements, while offering the best amenities on the highway. Our high operational standards align perfectly with TravelCenters,” he added.
With years of experience in owning and managing convenience stores and other retail establishments, Mr. Ali adds the TA Express travel center to his other business ventures. This new TA will be TravelCenters’ second location in Baytown; it joins the TA travel center on I-10, exit 789.
About TravelCenters of America LLC
TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, conducts business in 43 states and Canada, principally under the TA®, Petro Stopping Centers® and TA Express® brands. For more information on TA and Petro, please visit www.ta-petro.com.