Love’s Travel Stop opens today

Love’s Travel Stops (Love’s) in Sweetwater off I-20, Exit 242, will open their doors for business Thursday, March 7.Love’s is a 24/7 operation featuring an Arby’s restaurant, gourmet coffee selection, a variety of fountain drinks, fresh fruit, name-brand snacks, travel items, gift merchandise and more. This location will also have 85 parking spaces for professional truck drivers and a Love’s Truck Tire Care center on site.Love’s will hold a ribbon cutting event in partnership with the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce on Friday, March 8, at 11 a.m. To celebrate the new opening and hold true to their commitment of giving back to the communities where they operate, Love’s will present a $2,000 donation to the West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center.“We are proud to call the tight-knit community of Sweetwater home and to contribute to the economic growth of the area,” said Tom Love, founder and CEO of Love’s Travel Stops. “We are committed to the communities where we operate and look forward to offering Sweetwater the ‘Clean Places, Friendly Faces’ Love’s is known for nationwide.” Founded in 1964 by Tom Love, Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and remains entirely family-owned and operated. With more than 290 locations and 160 Love’s Truck Tire Care centers in 39 states, Love’s approximate growth rate is 20 stores per year. Love’s is currently ranked No. 9 on Forbes Magazine’s annual listing of America’s Largest Private Companies.