BP purchasing TravelCenters of America for $1.3 billion
TA signed 30 new franchise agreements last year, opening three new franchised sites in 2022 with plans to open 20 franchise locations this year, the company said in a January release. TA also last year outlined more strategic changes, including a greater focus on restaurants. During TA’s third-quarter earnings call in November, Pertchik said the company planned to add more IHOP locations and introduce a new proprietary restaurant brand.
BP in its own Feb. 16 release said the acquisition would complement its existing off-highway convenience and mobility business, increasing BP’s global scale and reach. Having TA in its portfolio will also provide options as it seeks to expand into electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, biofuels, renewable natural gas (RNG) and hydrogen fuel, BP said.