TravelCenters of America Inc., nationwide operator of the TA®, Petro Stopping Centers® and TA Express® travel center network, has signed a franchise agreement with CSG Petroleum, Inc. to open a TA Express in Bakersfield, California. The 12 acre site is currently the 24/7 Travel Plaza located on Highway 58, Exit 117, at 209 Weedpatch Hwy. It will be the first introduction of the TA Express brand in California and will convert by the end of 2020.

“We’re happy to have a new location for professional drivers in California and to work with our new franchisees,” said Dave Raco, Vice President of Franchise Operations. “The team already provides great service to their customers and we’re happy to have them join our network.”

“We’ve proud of the business we have built and joining TravelCenters of America means we can continue our growth and provide even more options to our customers,” said franchisee Paul Gill.

TA recently announced the acceleration of its network expansion strategy by actively pursuing franchising opportunities for business growth.

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