Condition of all T/A properties

Discussion in 'Truck Stops' started by bthomann, Jun 16, 2021.

  1. Gearjammin' Penguin

    Gearjammin' Penguin "Ride Fast-Truck Safe"

    Feb 18, 2007
    Central AZ
    Just don't throw it at anyone, that's ADW.
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  3. fairshake

    fairshake Heavy Load Member

    Oct 4, 2010
    Chickenville, BFE
    A dang shame how Morris, IL TA is now. Not only is R Place Restaurant still closed but the last two times I've showered there there was plenty of easy to clean filth visible right after entering.
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  4. MidWest_MacDaddy

    MidWest_MacDaddy Road Train Member

    Feb 21, 2015
    South Carolina
    I think many will take the opportunity to closed down their restaurants. The restaurant at T/A Bloomington IL is still closed down too. And the Oak Grove Petro is in the process of converting their restaurant space into more aisles of retail products.
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  5. bthomann

    bthomann Medium Load Member

    Sep 26, 2020
    Whoa, Oak Grove shut down their Iron Skillet? I hate to say it, but when the Moon family
    properties start to do that, you know the end can't be too far behind.
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2021
  6. navypoppop

    navypoppop Medium Load Member

    Dec 4, 2014
    Winter Haven, Fl.

    I have to agree with you my friend. The Petro's have always been the "Cadillac" of truck stops and the Iron Skillets were the go to restaurants whenever possible. The TA corporate footprint of eliminating their company restaurants was sped up with the closing of the sit down restaurants during the Covid situation. Their contract signing with IHOP has been moving forward so they can do like Pilot did to Flying J's in house sit down restaurants with Denny's.

    They will reduce their "overhead" costs by collecting lease money from IHOP and not pay those employees that worked in Country Prides or Iron Skillets. I am continuing my summer "road trip" in the 5th wheel [ my avatar pic ] and actually enjoyed myself at the Candler, NC TA/Country Pride the other day. It brought back many memories from years ago on the road. The food was still hot and good, the waitress was friendly and efficient and the atmosphere was every bit "old school" truck stop. I for one will miss these almost gone "relics" of days gone by.

    For the record, they have begun the plans for an IHOP at the Wytheville, Va. this month. I guess it will be better than seeing the restaurant empty and closed. Also I also agree with you that if the Moon family goes this route it is over. It has already happened at the once great White's Petro in Raphine, Va. They built a new Quaker Steak & Lube at the rear of the property and closed the Iron Skillet. I don't know if they will put in an IHOP like their TA in Lexington, Va or not. It is sad and an end to an era for sure.
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  7. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    Florida Panhandle
    The 76 truck stop chain was good back in the 70’s and 80’s. They were actually truckstops that actually catered to truck drivers.
  8. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

    Mar 20, 2010
    They have gutted the building where iron skilet was at guess is they’re probably going to put something else in it’s place, another chain restaurant or something..
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  9. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

    Jul 1, 2018
    Whites has a Quaker steak now?
  10. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

    Mar 20, 2010
    Yes…bottom of the hill…
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  11. Antinomian

    Antinomian Road Train Member

    Feb 17, 2013
    I always stop there though. The fuel price is always the cheapest in the area with the LS discount. Right now it jumps fifty cents or more the minute you cross into Wyoming.
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