WESTLAKE, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As TravelCenters of America (Nasdaq: TA) celebrates Driver Appreciation Month in September, the company is demonstrating its commitment to professional drivers by providing more options for making healthy choices on the road. TA announced a collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic, one of the world’s most respected academic medical centers, to expand its support for driver health and wellness by improving healthy food offerings and educational opportunities.
Collaboration with Cleveland Clinic will result in new healthy meal options to be included on menus at all Country Pride and Iron Skillet full-service restaurants by the end of 2022. TA plans to expand beyond these offerings full-service menus by working with Cleveland Clinic to identify healthy snacks and on-the-go food options in its travel stores. Finally, TA will work with the Cleveland Clinic to provide professional drivers with health and wellness information to promote these new healthy menu options and an overall healthy lifestyle.
The Cleveland Clinic’s new initiatives continue TA’s longstanding focus on driver health and well-being, and its commitment to improving their overall experience. In many locations across the country, TA has amenities including fitness centers, walking paths, basketball hoops, and more to promote an active lifestyle.
“The nation relies on professional drivers to keep our economy strong and we are committed to helping them maintain a healthy lifestyle on the road by making it easier for them to make healthy choices,” said Jon Pertchik, Chief Executive Officer. from TravelCenters of America. “Providing quality food offerings and educational tools to support driver wellness allows us to show professional drivers how much we appreciate all they do for this country.
“We know that having access to healthy food choices and nutritional information can help lead a healthier lifestyle,” said Dr. Amanda Hagen, Medical Director, Cleveland Clinic AtWork. “This new collaboration with TA meets the health and well-being needs of professional drivers. »
About TravelCenters of America
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 19,000 team members serve customers in more than 275 locations in 44 states, primarily under the TA®, Petro Stopping Centers® and TA Express® brands. Offerings include diesel fuel and gasoline, truck maintenance and repair, full-service and quick-service restaurants, travel stores, car and truck parking and other services dedicated to providing great experiences to its customers. TA is committed to sustainability, with its specialist business unit, eTA, focusing on sustainable energy options for professional drivers and motorists, and harnessing alternative energy to support its own operations. TA operates more than 600 full-service and quick-service restaurants and nine exclusive brands, including Iron Skillet® and Country Pride®. For more information, visit www.ta-petro.com.