TravelCenters of America Inc., nationwide operator and franchisor of the TA, Petro Stopping Centers and TA Express travel center network, has broken ground on a new TA Express in Statesboro, Georgia. The travel center will be located at Interstate 16 and Highway 301 inside Southern Gateway Commerce Park.

“We are excited to offer our guests a new TA Express location in Georgia and are proud to be part of the economic development of the greater Statesboro area,” said Jon Pertchik, Chief Executive Officer of TA. “Completion of the site will mark another successful step in the TA transformation plan, as it will expand our network, feature our new site design centered on the guest experience and provide the flexibility to embrace our future expansion into alternative energy.”

TA Express Statesboro Groundbreaking Credit: Grice Connect

“We are thrilled to have TravelCenters of America coming to Bulloch County,” said Roy Thompson, Bulloch County Commission Chair. “The TA Express will be a great place to stop for fuel and food for Interstate 16 travelers and will help kick off development at our Highway 301 interchange.”

Grice Connect live streamed the groundbreaking. You can watch in entirety below:

TA Express and Burger King

TA Express Statesboro will feature TA’s recently unveiled new travel center design concepts including improved signage, new store flow, modern restrooms and showers, and lighting fixtures, flooring and paint which create a welcoming atmosphere. As TA continues expanding its footprint, adding new sites and implementing upgrades at its existing locations nationwide, guests will start to see and feel a more engaging and consistent travel center experience.

TA in Seymour, Indiana Credit: TA Express

The site will have a TA Truck Service center and offer diesel and gasoline, truck and car parking, a Burger King, as well as a large variety of snacks, hot and cold beverages, showers, laundry facilities and other amenities for both professional drivers and motorists.

A groundbreaking celebration was held today at the site, which is expected to open in late 2022.

About TravelCenters of America

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 more than 18,000 team members serve guests in over 275 locations in 44 states and Canada, principally under the TA®, Petro Stopping Centers® and TA Express® brands.

Offerings include diesel and gasoline fuel, truck maintenance and repair, full-service and quick-service restaurants, travel stores, car and truck parking and other services dedicated to providing great experiences for its guests.

TA is committed to sustainability, with its specialized business unit, eTA, focused on sustainable energy options for professional drivers and motorists, while leveraging alternative energy to support its own operations.

TA operates over 600 full-service and quick-service restaurants and nine proprietary brands, including Iron Skillet® and Country Pride®.

For more information, visit www.ta-petro.com.