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PILOT FLYING J OPENS NEW CASUAL DINING EXPERIENCE; DRIVERS GET CONVENIENCE, MORE CHOICES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 2013
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Contact: Lauren Christ
Professional drivers spend hours on the road away from their families, transporting goods and materials across America. When they pull over to refuel, they’re looking for some familiar comforts and a little taste of home.
That’s why Pilot Flying J is committed to making life better for America’s drivers, launching a $50 million project last year to remodel showers and offering diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) at the pump at now more than 3,000 lanes nationwide, among several other projects to enhance services for professional drivers.
Continuing to deliver on that commitment, Pilot Flying J is launching a new fast, casual dining concept at select travel centers and travel plazas nationwide, the first of which opened in March at the new Pilot Travel Center in St. Marys, Ga. In addition to Pilot Flying J’s premium coffee and cappuccino selections, the new dining concept offers a variety-filled menu featuring hot soups, home-style platters, fresh-made salads and cold sandwiches, a frozen yogurt bar, pizza, hot dogs and much more.
“We listen to customer feedback, and customers want more dining options on the road,” said Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam. “Our new dining concept delivers more food options that are fresh, healthy and quick. Drivers will enjoy quality ‘grab-and-go’ choices as well as an opportunity to sit down, rest and enjoy a variety of hot, home-style meals. We’re looking forward to hearing how customers in St. Marys are enjoying the new dining option in town.”
Pilot Flying J is adding to its food offerings in order to meet the unique and growing needs of professional drivers, RVers, over-the-road travelers and local motorists. The new dining concept offers a variety of quality, fresh-made, affordable snacks and meals including signature items such as:
- Hot breakfast platters including steel-cut oatmeal and biscuits and gravy
- Hot soups and entrees such as meatloaf, beef stew and chicken pot pie
- “Grab-and-go” items like fresh-made salads, pizza, fresh fruit and a frozen yogurt bar
- Premium coffee, cappuccinos and teas
The first of the new dining concepts to open at the St. Marys Pilot Travel Center offers indoor and outdoor seating for on-the-go families, motorists and professional drivers to sit down and enjoy a delicious meal.
Pilot Flying J plans to open more of the fast, casual dining concepts at locations across the U.S. and will announce specific locations and more details in the coming months. For more information about Pilot Flying J, visit www.pilotflyingj.com.
About Pilot Flying J
Pilot Flying J is committed to making life better for America’s drivers. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Pilot Flying J has over 650 retail locations and is the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America. It is ranked by Forbes as the 6th largest private company in America. The Pilot Flying J network provides customers with access to over 60,000 parking spaces for trucks, over 4,400 showers and over 4,000 diesel lanes, of which over 3,000 offer DEF at the pump. Pilot Logistics Services is one of the largest independent energy logistics companies in North America, selling and distributing over 1.3 billion gallons of refined petroleum products and serving over 15,000 customers. Together, Pilot Flying J and Pilot Logistics Services employ over 25,000 people and generate sales of 9 billion gallons of petroleum annually. Visit www.pilotflyingj.com for more information.