Love’s Travel Stops opens today

  • Posted: Thursday, April 3, 2014 10:54 a.m.
    UPDATED: Friday, April 4, 2014 12:57 a.m.
Submitted photo The staff of the Salisbury Love's Travel Stop.
Submitted photo The staff of the Salisbury Love's Travel Stop.

Love’s Travel Stop just off Interstate 85 on Peeler Road opened Thursday.

The new travel stop includes Chester’s International and McDonald’s restaurants, as well as gourmet coffee, an expanded fountain drink selection, fresh fruit, travel items, gift merchandise and more. Professional drivers can use the new Love’s 85 truck parking spaces and the on-site truck tire care center.

Love’s invites members of the community to a ribbon cutting ceremony to be held there at 10 a.m. April 24. As part of the festivities, Love’s will present a $2,000 donation to the Rowan County Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program.

“Salisbury is an ideal location for our third travel stop in North Carolina with its access to I-85 and proximity to Greensboro and Charlotte,” said Tom Love, founder and executive chairman of Love’s Travel Stops. “We look forward to providing the ‘Clean Places, Friendly Faces’ Love’s is known for to members of the community and people traveling between these two cities and beyond.”

Founded in 1964, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and remains family-owned and operated. With more than 310 locations and 180 Love’s Truck Tire Care centers in 39 states, Love’s approximate growth rate is 20 stores per year. Love’s is ranked No. 9 on Forbes magazine’s annual listing of America’s largest private companies.

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