Travel Centers of America is failing and will declare bankruptcy within five years.

Discussion in 'Truck Stops' started by Deadwood, Dec 17, 2020.

  1. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

    Sep 17, 2012
    It was Mebane North Carolina. They still have the deli at fuel island going.
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  3. GYPSY65

    GYPSY65 Medium Load Member

    Nov 16, 2012
    SW FLA
    I think jarred was telling them the same thing all along
  4. TokyoJoe

    TokyoJoe Road Train Member

    Feb 10, 2015
    I don't really care about the Jared thing too much, in fact I just don't see the point in paying 10-12 bucks for a sandwich with 1/2 the meat than one I can make myself in 1 minute for about 1 dollar. And they don't even use real meat.

    I guess I'm just a cheapskate.
  5. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

    Sep 10, 2010
    Flint, MI
    Let's not forget about the "bread" they use that they can't even call bread in Europe as it's so full of sugar that it qualifies as a pastry, not as a bread.
    But yea, mostly I don't go because I'm cheap also. Carry a loaf of wheat bread and some lunch meat in the cooler and I can make a sandwich that tastes better and is healthier for 1/10 the cost.
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  6. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

    Sep 17, 2012
    Last day for Iron skillet in North Baltimore Ohio is today 4-19-21. They are doing IHOP switch and remodeling. Limited menu of food they have left. They are planning on opening IHOP by end of August.

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  7. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

    Jan 27, 2020
    GOAT watching
    I wonder if IHOP is paying them something to be their new "official" restaurant. Sorta like they do at stadiums...etc.
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  8. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Jan 13, 2013
    SW Arkansas
    They signed a franchise agreement with IHOP that will potentially make them more profit than their own restaurants do. IHOP may draw more 4 wheelers and locals in the they had been getting.
    When PFJ did their deal with Dennys, they got $xxx for each location, which Dennys paid to remodel. Then Dennys franchised them out and PFJ gets around 7% of the gross from Dennys as rent.
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  9. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

    Mar 20, 2010
    The Black bear diner the TA has been putting in some of the Petro locations is attracting a lot of the locals… Another one in Beaumont Texas had a line out the door on a Saturday with locals waiting to go in and eat
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  10. Mototom

    Mototom Heavy Load Member

    May 7, 2019
    I like the paid parking. With the way I run my clock out having a guaranteed spot to park every night is nice.
    When I’m tryna to put some $ in my pocket I’ll run my clock down to minutes and I don’t wanna catch a violation by not having a place to park.
    It’s especially helpful when I end up with a pick up that forces me to run with all the solar powered drivers out here.
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  11. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

    Jul 1, 2018
    Hate to see the Truckstop in Osseo, Wisconsin is now a TA Express. The restaurant there is great, always parking available, good shower. I'm guessing the lot will be full now at night and full of trash. Smh
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2021
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