TravelCenters of America Opens New Iron Skillet® Restaurant in Pearsall, Texas
WESTLAKE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands, has announced the opening of its newest Iron Skillet 24-hour full-service restaurant located at the Petro Stopping Centers travel center at I-35, Exit 101 (110 Interstate 35 Frontage Rd.) in Pearsall, Texas.
Iron Skillet restaurants have long been the favorite sit-down restaurant for professional drivers traveling America’s highways. In the most recent Voted Best professional driver survey, drivers indicated they preferred TA and Petro full-service restaurants nearly 5 to 1 over the next closest truck stop brand in the categories of Best Restaurant Experience, Best Restaurant Food, and Best Restaurant Service. Drivers also preferred TA and Petro Restaurant Buffets 7 to 1. These results are based on a TA/Petro independent survey of Overdrive magazine readers. The ratios depict professional driver preference for TA and Petro versus the next closest truck stop brand.
The Iron Skillet menu features favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including Hearty Ham Steak Breakfast, Double Bacon Cheeseburger and Chicken Fried Steak. In addition, there are a variety of StayFit® better-for-you meal options ranging from the Veggie Omelette to the Grilled Chicken Breast Dinner, and a fresh salad bar is available every day. The new Petro Pearsall Iron Skillet has 130 seats, including a 36-seat section reserved for professional drivers.
“I’m very happy to add another great full-service Iron Skillet restaurant to our nationwide network of full-service travel centers,” said Tom O’Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters. “We acquired and opened the Pearsall location in late October, and have worked diligently to transform the restaurant to the quality that customers have come to expect from an Iron Skillet,” he added.
About TravelCenters of America LLC
TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, is a leading travel center business in 43 states and Canada operating under the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® brands. With 249 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 gasoline/convenience stores in Kentucky and Tennessee under the Minit Mart brand name. For more information on TravelCenters and TA, please visit www.tatravelcenters.com. For more information on Petro Stopping Centers, please visit www.petrotruckstops.com.