Headquarters:Westlake, Ohio
No. of Stores:488
Rank:17
Rank Last Year:19
Website:http://www.ta-petro.com

Located on the interstate system in 43 U.S. states and in Canada, TravelCenters of America serves professional truckers, motorists, bus drivers and tour guides and their passengers. With most of its locations along freeway exits, the TA and Petro travel centers offer customers diesel and gasoline fueling services, full- and quick-service restaurants, heavy-truck maintenance services, 24-hour convenience stores, Wi-Fi and other services, all within large, high-traffic facilities. A single loyalty program called UltraOne serves the TA and Petro sites.

The company also owns and operates convenience stores in 11 Midwest states and has been growing that segment of its business through acquisition since 2013, when it purchased the Minit Mart stores from Fred’s Minit Mart LCC of Bowling Green, Ky. Moving forward, all c-stores acquired will carry the Minit Mart brand.

TA operates more than 250 full-service truckstops, more than 500 full- and quick-service restaurants, heavy-truck maintenance services, RoadSquad Connect 24/7/365 emergency roadside service, Reserve-It truck parking reservations and other services within large, high-traffic facilities. Although TA operates the truckstops, it owns fewer than 50 of them. The remaining truckstops are leased, including 183 leased from Newton, Mass.-based Hospitality Properties.

Source: Convenience Digital Resource Library, Technomic. For benchmarking purposes, store counts are year-end 2017.

Photo courtesy of Daniel Case.