TravelCenters of America LLC is celebrating its 50-year anniversary this year, and moving forward with plans to “transform” the business to upgrade the customer experience and growth of the company. The improvements will include expanded restaurant options, remodeled retail sites, new travel-center openings, technology upgrades, a growing franchise base and a plan to bring alternative energy resources to the marketplace, the company said.

In May of 2020, TA announced a companywide reorganization, which included significant leadership changes. The company also accelerated its network expansion strategy by actively pursuing franchise opportunities. In 2020, the travel-stop company signed 21 franchise agreements and opened 10 new franchise locations. Brands include TA and TA Express.

For benchmarking purposes, store counts are as of Jan. 1, 2022.

Headquarters:Westlake, Ohio
No. of Stores:276
Rank Last Year:28