First KFC to open in TA network
Westlake, Ohio, November 5, 2019- TravelCenters of America Inc. is opening a Kentucky Fried Chicken® (KFC) in its TA travel center in Greenwood, Louisiana, located at Interstate 20, Exit 5. This is the first KFC to open in TA’s network and is operated by TA Restaurant Group.
KFC has a rich history in feeding America’s travelers. The fried chicken chain was founded in 1952 after Colonel Harland Sanders developed his secret recipe of 11 Herbs & Spices at a roadside café in Corbin ,Kentucky.
The new restaurant in Greenwood has dining room seating for 60 guests and features design elements that connect to the brand’s heritage and its founder, Colonel Harland Sanders, including:
Photos of Colonel Sanders, the “original celebrity chef,” showcasing his travels around the world and encounters with other celebrities.
A signature bucket chandelier, which is the centerpiece of the restaurant’s dining area.
Signage on the restaurant hails from Kentucky and has ties to Colonel Sanders. It was crafted by Ruggles Sign Company of Versailles, which was founded by the husband of one of Colonel Sanders’ daughters.
About TravelCenters of America, Inc.
TravelCenters of America Inc.(Nasdaq: TA) is the nation's largest publicly traded full-service travel center network. Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, its more than21,000 employees serve customers in over 260 locations in 44 states and Canada, principally under the TA®, Petro Stopping Centers® and TA Express® brands. Offerings include diesel and gasoline fuel, truck maintenance and repair, full-service and quick-service restaurants, car and truck parking and other services and amenities dedicated to providing great experiences for professional drivers and the general motoring public. TravelCenters of America operates nearly 650 full-service and quick-service restaurants and 10proprietary brands, including Quaker Steak and Lube®, Iron Skillet® and CountryPride®. For more information, visit www.ta-petro.com.
About TA Restaurant Group
The TA Restaurant Group includes nearly 650 quick-service and full-service restaurants, with 10 proprietary restaurant brands including Quaker Steak &Lube®, Iron Skillet® and Country Pride®. The TA Restaurant Group is a division of TravelCenters of America Inc. For more information, please visit www.ta-petro.com.
KFC Corporation, based in Louisville, Ky., is the world's most popular chicken restaurant chain. KFC specializes in Original Recipe®, Extra Crispy™, Kentucky Grilled Chicken® and Extra Crispy™ Tenders, Hot Wings®, KFC Famous Bowls®, Pot Pies, freshly hand prepared chicken sandwiches, biscuits and homestyle side items. There are more than 23,000 KFC restaurants in 140countries and territories around the world. KFC Corporation is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., Louisville, Ky. (NYSE: YUM). For more information, visit www.kfc.com. Follow KFC on Facebook (www.facebook.com/kfc), Twitter (www.twitter.com/kfc) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/KFC).