OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Love’s Travel Stops (Love’s), the nation’s industry-leading travel stop network, continues to invest in the state of Texas with the opening of its newest travel stop in Denton. The new store, located at 6421 N. Interstate 35 (Interstate 35, Exit 471), opened today, bringing Love’s total number of travel stops in the Lone Star State to 68. Love’s operates more travel stops and employs more people in Texas than any other state. With the addition of approximately 60 employees at the new Denton location, Love’s has more than 3,200 employees across Texas.
“With nearly 70 stores in Texas and additional corporate offices in Houston, the state is like a second home to Love’s,” said Greg Love, co-CEO of Love’s Travel Stops. “We’ll continue looking for opportunities to invest in the state and serve Customers in new areas. With an abundance of heavily traveled interstates and highways, we have numerous opportunities to provide drivers and residents in Texas with more clean and safe places to access quick-service restaurants, truck parking, travel items and more.”
Between Love’s existing location in Denton that opened in 1985 and the new travel stop, Love’s employs nearly 100 people in the community. The company expects to contribute approximately $5.35 million in tax revenue to the Denton community annually.
“We are pleased to welcome Love’s Travel Stops in the City of Denton,” said Denton Mayor Chris Watts. “Travel along Interstate 35 is a key component in bringing visitors to Denton. Having a Love’s available provides an economic benefit to the City while creating an added amenity for both local and regional travelers.”
The 14,000-square-foot facility is open 24/7 and features Subway, Wendy’s and Godfather’s Pizza restaurants. The store offers brand-name snacks, gourmet coffee, soft drinks, electronics and more. Professional drivers can take advantage of 85 truck parking spots, eight showers and a Love’s Truck Tire Care center.
Love’s will continue expanding in Texas in the coming years. Additional locations are scheduled to open this year in Lufkin, Donna, Sonora and Sulphur Springs. Love’s also operates seven Speedco locations across the state, which currently offer lube, tire and battery services.
About Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores
Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Founded in 1964, Love’s has more than 450 locations in 41 states. Love’s provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, travel items, electronics, snacks and more, as well as a selection of restaurant offerings. On-site Love’s Truck Tire Care centers offer roadside assistance, tire care and light mechanical services for professional truck drivers. Showers, CAT scales and other services for professional truck drivers are also available. Love’s, which remains family-owned and operated, employs more than 20,000 people. To learn more, visit www.loves.com.