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TravelCenters of America Opens Boston Market in Louisiana

Menu items include rotisserie chicken, prime rib and homemade cornbread

WESTLAKE, Ohio — TravelCenters of America LLC has opened a Boston Market restaurant at its TA-branded travel center in Lafayette, La.

The fast-casual restaurant offers a sit-down dining option for professional drivers, highway travelers and the local community. Menu items include rotisserie-cooked, all-natural chicken and USDA-choice prime rib, as well as a variety sides and homemade cornbread. The restaurant is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

This is the second Boston Market operated by the company's TA Restaurant Group (TARG). The first was introduced in April 2018 in Denton, Texas.

In late October, TravelCenters of America announced plans to open 94 IHOP restaurants in TA and Petro-branded travel centers within the next five years through a new partnership with the Glendale, Calif.-based restaurant chain. This deal marks the biggest store development deal in IHOP’s 61-year history.

Golden, Colo.-based Boston Market Corp. has about 450 company-owned restaurant locations and 14,000 employees in 28 states. The company is owned by private equity firm Sun Capital Partners, which is based in Boca Raton, Fla.

TARG includes nearly 650 quick-service and full-service restaurants and eight proprietary restaurant brands, including Quaker Steak & Lube, Iron Skillet and Country Pride.

TravelCenters of America, with headquarters in Westlake, Ohio, has more than 260 locations in 43 states and Canada, principally under the TA, Petro Stopping Centers and TA Express travel-center brands. The chain is No. 29 in CSP’s 2019 Top 202 ranking of c-store chains by number of retail outlets.

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