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TravelCenters of America Renews Franchise Efforts, Company Launches New TA Express Concept

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA® and
Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands, is renewing its efforts to
grow and expand the TA franchise network.

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“We have a strong history with our franchise operations,” said Barry
Richards, President and COO of TravelCenters of America. “Franchisees
tell us they’ve been more successful in branding with us. We hope to
continue to garner more relationships like these to help expand our
company legacy far into the future.”

While traditional TA and Petro Stopping Center brands are primed for
franchise growth, a new brand, TA Express, will be launched later this
summer. TA Express was developed as a smaller, more nimble concept to
serve travelers, professional drivers and local motorists with
top-quality diesel fuel, branded gas options, food offerings and
convenience items. TA Express will also give prospective franchisees
another model from which to choose.

“While our traditional travel centers offer a wide variety of options
for all travelers, we heard from our motorists and professional drivers
that they also wanted locations where they could experience
TravelCenters quality in a quick-serve setting. That’s what we’re
offering with TA Express,” said Richards. “TA Express gives our guests
another convenient way to refuel, replenish and refresh so that they can
quickly and easily continue their family trip or deliver their freight
load.”

TA Express sites will increase the number of fueling options for
professional drivers and will accept the same fuel programs and payment
methods as traditional TA and Petro locations. In addition, professional
drivers in TravelCenters’ UltraONE Program will be able to earn and
redeem points at TA Express locations.

Franchise expansion efforts are ongoing and TA Express locations will be
announced soon.

About TravelCenters of America LLCTravelCenters
of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, offers
diesel and gasoline fueling, restaurants, truck repair facilities,
convenience stores and other services in 43 states and in Canada,
principally under the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® travel center
brands and the Minit Mart® convenience store brand. For more information
on TravelCenters, TA, and Petro Stopping Centers, please visit www.ta-petro.com.
For more information on Minit Mart, please visit www.minitmart.com.

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