In addition to growing its number of travel stops, Love’s plans to introduce three new restaurant concepts in 2016.
In 2015, Love’s Travel Stops experienced the busiest year of store openings in company history. The company opened 27 new locations and added more than 2,000 truck-parking spaces in the past year, and the company has plans for more travel stops, as well as growth beyond the stores in the coming year, which will make 2016 even more active.
“Love’s plans to open more than 40 new locations across 28 states in 2016, which will be the most Love’s has opened in a given year in our history,” said Frank Love, co-CEO of Love’s. “We remain committed to providing more safe places for our customers to fuel, park and rest, and these newly constructed locations will add more than 3,200 truck-parking spaces to our network.”
In addition to expanding along busy interstates, Love’s will open more than 20 locations along state and federal highways to provide services to drivers in more areas. All new travel stops will offer amenities such as showers, truck parking, DEF, quick-service restaurants and other driver services.
“The travel stops are our core business and we’re always examining ways to improve our customers’ experience,” said Love. “We maintain a robust remodel schedule to ensure that our existing locations remain clean, safe and well-maintained. Meanwhile, we continue to grow in other areas that complement our stores.”
Love’s will begin working with three new restaurant concepts in 2016, bringing Love’s total number of quick-service restaurant partners to 19. Love’s first Dunkin Donuts will open later this month in Canaan, N.Y. Love’s first IHOP Express is scheduled to launch in Sidney, Neb., this spring, and the company’s first Taco John’s will also begin serving customers in Liberal, Kan., this spring.
Love’s interstate hotel business also continues to expand. The company currently operates four hotels. Ten additional locations are scheduled to open adjacent to Love’s stores this year.
“Thanks to the ongoing support of our customers, we continue to significantly expand our travel stop network, as well as associated businesses. We look forward to providing them with more options and services in 2016 and beyond,” said Love.