Press Release

Love’s Travel Stops opens in Hawthorne, Florida

(OKLAHOMA CITY, August 4, 2016) – The Sunshine State welcomes a new resident today as Love’s Travel Stops opens for business in Hawthorne at State Road 20 and U.S. Highway 301. The new travel stop brings approximately 50 jobs to Alachua County. 

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“This marks our 13th location in Florida and we couldn’t be more excited to serve more Customers with the ‘Clean Places, Friendly Faces’ Love’s is known for,” said Tom Love, founder and executive chairman of Love’s Travel Stops. “Florida has been a good place to do business. With our location along two major highways, we’ll be able to serve members of the community, leisure travelers and professional drivers.”

The 24-hour, 10,000 square-foot travel stop features a McDonald’s restaurant, gourmet coffee, fresh fruit, gift merchandise, name-brand electronics and more. Professional drivers can take advantage of five showers and 71 truck-parking spaces.

Love’s will celebrate the opening of the new location with a ribbon cutting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Love’s will donate $1,000 to Hawthorne Youth Sports, Inc., as a part of the grand opening festivities. Love’s donated an additional $1,000 to support the Hawthorne Area Chamber of Commerce’s 6th Annual Community Fun Bowl that took place last month.

About Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Founded in 1964, Love’s has more than 390 locations in 40 states. Love’s provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, travel items, electronics, snacks and more, as well as a selection of restaurant offerings. On-site Love’s Truck Tire Care centers offer roadside assistance, tire care and light mechanical services for professional truck drivers. Showers, CAT scales and other services for professional truck drivers are also available. Love’s, which remains family-owned and operated, employs more than 15,000 people. To learn more, visit www.loves.com.