TravelCenters of America Inc. (Nasdaq: TA) today announced that it has completed the previously announced sale of its standalone restaurant business, which includes 42 locations primarily branded as “Quaker Steak & Lube” for aggregate proceeds of $5 million.
“This strategic divestment is a significant step in support of TA’s strategy to be a more focused leader in the travel center industry,” said Jon Pertchik, CEO of TA. “The sale of the standalone restaurant business, which did not strategically fit within our long-term goals for the company, will allow us to further concentrate our efforts on our core travel centers business and thoughtfully execute our transformation and growth initiatives.”
About TravelCenters of America Inc.:
TravelCenters of America Inc. (Nasdaq: TA) is the nation’s largest publicly traded full-service travel center network. Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, its nearly 20,000 employees serve customers in over 270 locations in 44 states and Canada, principally under the TA®, Petro Stopping Centers® and TA Express® brands. Offerings include diesel and gasoline fuel, convenience stores, truck maintenance and repair, full-service and quick-service restaurants, car and truck parking and other services and amenities dedicated to providing great experiences for professional drivers and the general motoring public. TravelCenters of America operates over 600 full-service and quick-service restaurants and 9 proprietary brands, including Iron Skillet® and Country Pride®. For more information, visit www.ta-petro.com.
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