Mergers & Acquisitions

TA Acquires Iconic Johnson's Corner Truckstop

Converting Colorado location to Petro; will maintain restaurant and bakery

WESTLAKE, Ohio --TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has acquired the landmark truckstop known as Johnson's Corner, located at I-25, Exit 254, in Johnston, Colo.

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It is rebranding the site to Petro, raising the number of travel centers in the TA and Petro Stopping Centers branded chain to 251.

In 1950, Joe S. Johnson and one of his station managers, Clayton Bearly, staked the outlines of a new Johnson’s Corner on the old US Highway 87, which is now I-25. With nothing around but farmland and a view of the Rocky Mountains, Johnson's Corner opened in 1952. (Click here to read more about its history.)

Amenities at the new, always-open Petro Stopping Centers travel center location currently include the iconic Johnson's Corner Restaurant & Bakery (consumers can order its world famous cinnamon rolls online); six diesel lanes; fully stocked Travel Store; a quick-serve deli; six showers on a fully automated system; a drivers lounge; and an UltraONE Rewards Program kiosk and swiping system. It offers gasoline at 12 fueling positions.

This location also offers a variety of other full-service professional driver amenities, including WiFi, CAT Scale, 110 truck parking spaces, ATM, check cashing and TripPak services.

The company said that it expects renovations in the coming months to include a Petro:Lube truck service facility.

"We are very happy to have the opportunity to acquire this location--a renowned destination truckstop," said Tom O'Brien, president and CEO of TravelCenters of America. "The addition of Johnson's Corner gives us the opportunity to provide professional drivers a new full-service travel center within our network, while also keeping the charm and character they have come to love at Johnson's Corner."

TravelCenters of America, Westlake, Ohio, is a leading travel center business in 43 states and Canada operating under the TA and Petro Stopping Centers brands. With 251 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 gas station/convenience stores in Kentucky and Tennessee under the Minit Mart brand.

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