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Now Open! TravelCenters of America Welcomes Black Bear Diner Restaurant at TA Barstow, California

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands, has announced the opening of the second Black Bear Diner restaurant in the TA and Petro network. This new full-service restaurant is located at TA, I-15, Exit 178 (2930 Lenwood Road), in Barstow, California.

Black Bear Diner was recognized as one of the Top 10 High Performing Regional Chains in 2015 by Full Service Restaurant Magazine. The award-winning full-service dining concept offers home-style meals that reflect the brand's small-town roots, including comfort food classics like chicken fried steak, corned beef hash and slow-cooked pot roast. The diner also features a wide selection of dessert favorites such as apple crumb cobbler and chocolate cream pie. All Black Bear Diner restaurants display a fun, log-cabin and bear-themed atmosphere, and are designed to remind quests that quality and service are key ingredients to every meal.

We are excited to operate another Black Bear Diner in our network," said John Ponczoch, Senior Vice President of TravelCenters of America’s and leader of the TA Restaurant Group. "Black Bear Diner offers our guests the ultimate in quality comfort food served in a cozy and unique atmosphere where they can unwind, relax and enjoy their meal."

The addition of the new full-service Black Bear Diner at TA Barstow compliments the existing Subway restaurant.

About TravelCenters of America LLC

TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, conducts business in 43 states and Canada, principally under the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands and the Minit Mart® convenience store brand. For more information on TravelCenters, TA, and Petro Stopping Centers, please visit www.ta-petro.com. For more information on Minit Mart, please visit www.minitmart.com.

About the TA Restaurant Group

The TA Restaurant Group includes more than 785 quick service, full service restaurants and other food outlets, including ten proprietary restaurant brands including Quaker Steak & Lube, Iron Skillet and Country Pride. The TA Restaurant Group is a division of TravelCenters of America LLC, which offers diesel and gasoline fueling, restaurants, truck repair facilities, convenience stores and other services in 43 states and in Canada. For more information about TA and the TA Restaurant Group, please visit www.ta-petro.com. For more information about Quaker Steak & Lube, please visit www.thelube.com.

About Black Bear Diner

Founded in Mt. Shasta, California in 1995, Black Bear Diner was born from a desire to bring home-style comfort food classics and personal service back to the dining experience. The family dining concept offers a vast menu anchored on hearty portions and excellent value. The franchise has grown to 86 locations in eight western states and is consistently recognized as one of the fastest and smartest growing concepts by industry observers. For more information, please visit www.BlackBearDiner.com.



TA Restaurant GroupTom Liutkus, 440-808-7364tliutkus@ta-petro.com