TravelCenters of America purchases c-store chain

TravelCenters of America purchases c-store chain

WESTLAKE, Ohio — The company started its convenience store expansion strategy after purchasing 31 Minit Mart stores in 2013.

WESTLAKE, Ohio — TravelCenters of America LLC has purchased MKM Oil Co.’s Fast N Fresh chain, completing on if its previous disclosed acquisitions of 33 convenience stores in Northern Illinois, according to

“The deal is part of the company’s recently announced strategy to dramatically expand its c-store network with six separate new deals it will consummate between August and the end of the year,” stated the article.

TravelCenters of America started its c-store expansion strategy after purchasing 31 Minit Mart stores located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in 2013, reported the article.

The company then remained pretty idle in its expansion until a recent burst in growth, continued the article, increasing from 34 locations in the beginning of 2015 to 114, which includes those under contract.

TravelCenters of America acquired two travel centers and 26 c-stores during the first quarter of 2015, informed the article, and the company acquired another 19 c-stores during the second quarter.

Thomas O’Brien, CEO of TravelCenters of America, announced during a recent second-quarter 2015 earnings call that the company has agreed to the acquisition of 123 additional c-stores in six separate transactions, noted the article.

You can find the article here.

You May Also Like

Steel City Wash acquires Coates Car Care

PITTSBURGH — Steel City Wash LLC announced the acquisition of Coates Car Care, marking a significant expansion into Ohio.


PITTSBURGH — Steel City Wash, LLC, operating as Mr. Magic Car Wash, announced in a press release the acquisition of Coates Car Care, headquartered in Niles, Ohio.

This acquisition marks a significant expansion into the Ohio market and aligns with Mr. Magic Car Wash’s vision of providing premium car care services to a broader customer base as part of its continued growth strategy.

El Car Wash donates $100,000 to Baptist Health Foundation

MIAMI — The donation from El Car Wash will support pediatric cancer research at Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute.

el car wash florida logo
ZIPS celebrates 20 years with Folds of Honor partnership

PLANO, Texas — ZIPS Car Wash is giving scholarships to students sourced by the non-profit that helps families of fallen or injured soldiers.

Sud Stop opens first Alabama location

ORLANDO, Fla. — The new Sud Stop Car Wash in Meridianville, Alabama, launches as the company drives toward over a dozen carwashes in 2024.

BAF Industries, PRO joins Appearance Technology Group

TUSTIN, Calif. — The move helps the multi-brand offering alongside Hi-Tech Industries, 3D International, P&S Detail Products and RBL Products.

Other Posts

Standout washes, succulent lunch highlight 23rd annual wash tour

MATAWAN, N.J. —The Car Wash Operators of New Jersey visited three unique locations in New Jersey, sponsored by Motor City Wash Works.

Car Wash Operators of New Jersey
Babcox Media appoints Tom Pecka as director of strategic partnerships

AKRON, Ohio — Tom Pecka will lead the development of strategic media partnerships and sponsorships, enhancing media activations across diverse channels.

Russell Speeder’s Car Wash expands in Connecticut

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — This marks the 20th Russell Speeder’s Car Wash in Connecticut as part of the company’s expansion plans.

Industry icon joins ranks of Car Wash Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Lamar Beck was recognized for his work at Goo Goo Car Wash and was remembered by friends and family in a ceremony.

The Car Wash Show 2024