Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc. increased its store count by 35 in 2020, as part of an expansion plan announced in 2019.
Highlights of Love's expansion plan included growing the chain's fresh-food offerings, enhancing the Love's Connect mobile app and opening new compressed natural gas, renewable natural gas, solar and hydrogen stations.
In November 2020, the chain partnered with quick-service restaurant chain Naf Naf Middle Eastern Grill to open in a Greenup, Ill., travel center. The QSR offers handmade Middle Eastern food options such as pita, chicken Shawarma, hummus and falafel. Love's plans to add 10 more Naf Naf locations in the next five years.
Love's prides itself on its numerous types of stores and services, including its Country Stores, Travel Stops, a growing interstate hotel business and storage facilities.
For benchmarking purposes, store counts are as of Jan. 1, 2021.
|Headquarters:||Oklahoma City, Okla.|
|No. of Stores:||543|
|Rank Last Year:||16|