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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Love’s Travel Stop to Break Ground in October 2013

  • Love’s sets the standard for travel stop design. Love’s Travel Stop locations are a 24/7 operation, providing a safe, well-lit stop at night that is always staffed with a friendly, knowledgeable team. The diesel islands and parking for professional truck drivers are typically located behind the travel stop. The...
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  • Love’s sets the standard for travel stop design.  Love’s Travel Stop locations are a 24/7 operation, providing a safe, well-lit stop at night that is always staffed with a friendly, knowledgeable team.  The diesel islands and parking for professional truck drivers are typically located behind the travel stop.  There is ample parking for motorists at the front of each location.  The proposed location for the Dodge City Love’s is along the intersection of Highways 400, 56 and 283.
    Love’s Travel Stops have a variety of restaurant concepts, including Subway, McDonalds, Hardee’s, Burger King, Carl’s Junior, Arby’s, Chester’s Chicken and more.  Restaurant concepts are connected to the travel stop, but they offer a separate dining area for customers to enjoy a sit-down meal.
    The new Love’s Travel Stop in Dodge City means stable jobs.  Each location Love’s opens provides anywhere from 40-80 new jobs depending on the size and restauran concept.  These jobs will stay in the community for the long term, and Love’s is a firm believer in fostering its employees’ growth and success within the company.
    One of Love’s Travel Stops core values is giving back to the communities where it operates.  At each new location, Love’s makes a donation to a local non-profit during its ribbon-cutting event.  In addition, they allocate donation funds in their budget to be given to a non-profit in the community each year.
    The travel stop building timeline is dependent upon the permitting weather and ease of site construction.  On average, travel stops are constructed over a six to eight month period.  Love’s goal is to break ground in Dodge City in October 2013.
    Mitch Steichen, external communications specialist for Love’s Travel Stops said, “Dodge City is an ideal location for a Love’s Travel Stop because of its central location along Highways 400, 56 and 283.  This location allows for easy truck access on and off the highway and for people of the Dodge City community to drop by for a fill-up.  When choosing new locations, Love’s focuses on how it can best serve the customer base in terms of convenience and safety.”
    “Ford County has experienced a very positive steady increase in new primary sector job growth.  This growth has come from several of our manufacturing, food processing, and energy industries locating here or expanding.  We are happy to see that Love’s has seen this growth and they are making an investment in our community.” commented Joann Knight, Executive Director of the Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation.
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