A new Flying J Travel Plaza has added 70 jobs to the Pasadena, Texas community.
Pasadena, Texas is now home to the newest Flying J Travel Plaza from Pilot Flying J. The new travel plaza offers full amenities for drivers, and it has added 70 jobs to the community, along with other economic benefits.
“We’re thrilled that our new travel plaza will serve the Pasadena, Texas community, as well as contribute to the local economy,” said Ken Parent, Pilot Flying J president. “We hope local residents, and those traveling through the Harris County, Texas area and along the Pasadena Freeway will enjoy the convenience and amenities of our new Flying J Travel Plaza.”
To introduce the Flying J Travel Plaza to the Pasadena community, a ribbon cutting ceremony took place on May 24, from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. The event included an appearance and remarks from a representative with the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce.
“We are excited to welcome the Flying J Travel Plaza to the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and believe their choice in selecting our community will bring both prosperity and success for their business,” said Pasadena Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, Cristina Womack. “We appreciate their enthusiasm to engage with the chamber and look forward to a great partnership.”
The new Flying J Travel Plaza offers many amenities, including:
- 12 fueling positions and eight diesel lanes with high-speed pumps for quicker refueling
- Auntie Anne’s
- PJ Fresh, fast casual food offerings, including pizza, soup, salads, sandwiches and hot dogs
- Premium coffee and cappuccino selections
- Everyday products for quick shopping needs
The new facility at 1305 Pasadena Freeway is Pilot Flying J’s 66th location in Texas, and it is expected to contribute $2.8 million annually in state and local tax revenues. The Pasadena, Texas Flying J Travel Plaza honors the MyRewards loyalty card, through which members can earn in-store retail and restaurant discounts. The combined network of more than 650 Pilot Travel Centers and Flying J Travel Plazas across North America serves more than 1.3 million customers daily.