WESTLAKE, Ohio — TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA, Petro Stopping Centers and TA Express brands, has signed a franchise agreement with Shawn Ali, owner of the Oasis Mart in Baytown, Texas, to convert the business to a TA Express.
The newest TA Express will sit on an 11-acre property and have all of the full-service amenities of TA branded travel centers. Diesel fueling, DEF, gasoline, travel store, showers and multiple dining options will be among the wide range of amenities offered at this location.
The center is located at 5490 North Highway 146.
“We are excited to announce new growth and welcome Ali to the TA network,” said Barry Richards, president and COO of TravelCenters. “The addition of this location gives the professional driver and motoring public another trusted stop along this heavily traveled area of Texas,” he added.
“Joining the TA network is going to be great for our growth strategy as well as the TravelCenters customer base,” Ali said. “Being a part of the Travel Centers brand will help us better serve our customers through fleet fueling and service agreements, while offering the best amenities on the highway. Our high operational standards align perfectly with TravelCenters.”
With years of experience in owning and managing convenience stores and other retail establishments, Ali adds the TA Express travel center to his other business ventures.
This new TA will be TravelCenters’ second location in Baytown; it joins the TA travel center at exit 789 on Interstate 10.