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WESTLAKE, Ohio — TravelCenters of America LLC opened three new restaurant concepts within the TravelCenters network. These café-style eateries offer a variety of food types, from regional favorites to familiar home-cooked staples available for dine-in, carryout or call ahead.
"We know variety is vitally important to our customers and are always looking for ways to offer our guests different types of food options, while keeping the same quality and quick service they have come to expect," stated TravelCenters President and CEO Tom O'Brien. "The unique atmosphere and local favorites from each of these cafes will not only provide this experience, but also allow them to relax, unwind and enjoy a home-cooked meal."
The Petro Café, located at 114 Jasmine Road off of Interstate 10, Exit 76, in Egan, La., opened Sept. 23. It operates from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week, with breakfast hours coming soon. It features a Louisiana-style dining experience with authentic Cajun classics such as signature fried chicken, Po Boy sandwiches, Cajun catfish and Boudin link or ball dinners, with Egan's Soon To Be Famous Bread Pudding for dessert.
The Metro Deli, located at 98 Grove St. off of I-81, Exit 178B, in Scranton, Pa., opened Oct. 27. It operates from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m on Saturday. An authentic New York-style deli, the Metro Deli features large sandwiches that are made with the finest meats, breads and cheeses that are all-natural and free from preservatives, binders, fillers or antibiotics, according to the retailer.
TA Café Express, located off I-80, Exit 30, at Bigelow Road in Ft. Bridger, Wyo., opened Nov. 18. It operates from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. seven days a week. It expands existing dining options in the network at TA Ft. Bridger and offers home-smoked favorites such as smoked brisket and braised wrangler steak, as well as comfort food classics like chicken fried steak, stuffed peppers and fried whitefish, plus Wyoming Cowboy Cookies for dessert.
Westlake-based TravelCenters of America operates travel centers in 43 states and Canada operating under the TA and Petro Stopping Center brands. It also operates convenience stores and gas stations primarily under the Minit Mart brand.