Love’s Travel Stops Opens in Sidney, Nebraska

Love’s Travel Stops opens in Sidney, Nebraska

First Love’s-franchised IHOP Express® restaurant opens, brings breakfast all day, every day to Sidney

(OKLAHOMA CITY, May 20, 2016) – Drivers in western Nebraska have a new place to park and access driver services, as well as enjoy made-to-order breakfast, lunch and dinner foods any time of day. The new Love’s Travel Stop, which includes an IHOP Express®restaurant, opened for business Thursday along Interstate 80, Exit 59.

“The opening of the Sidney location marks Love’s first travel stop with an IHOP Express,” said Greg Love, Co-CEO of Love’s Travel Stops. “We’re proud to partner with the leading family restaurant brand to provide service to a new part of Nebraska. We constantly examine how we can expand dining offerings to our customers and we believe the IHOP Express model, which offers the most popular IHOP food and drink choices, will meet the needs of our on-the-go customers.”

IHOP Express is a convenient way for guests to enjoy IHOP signature food and beverages, even when visiting a local IHOP restaurant isn’t an option. In addition to breakfast served all day -- like their world-famous buttermilk pancakes, hickory-smoked bacon and never-ending coffee pot -- guests can also choose from delicious lunch and dinner menu items.

The travel stop and IHOP Express will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. IHOP Express guests order food from the convenience of a service counter with food delivered by a team member to the dining area.

“One of our top priorities is being where our guests need and want us to be. We are excited that by partnering with Love’s Travel Stops, more people will be able to enjoy the signature, made-fresh breakfast foods IHOP is known for all day, every day,” said Jim Anhut, senior vice president, development, DineEquity, Inc. “Love’s unparalleled leadership in the travel stop category is an ideal match for IHOP and reflects our shared commitment to providing guests with excellent food options and service.”

In addition to the IHOP Express, the Sidney Love’s features seven showers, 88 truck-parking spaces, a Love’s Truck Tire Care center, CAT scales, RFID cardless fueling, as well as gourmet coffee, fresh fruit, gift merchandise, name-brand electronics and more. A 68-room Comfort Inn & Suites will open adjacent to the travel stop in late 2016. Professional drivers with a valid commercial driver’s license will be eligible for discounted room rates.

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 370 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 and is currently ranked No. 14 on Forbes Magazine’s annual listing of America’s Largest Private Companies. To learn more, visit

About International House of Pancakes, LLC

For more than 57 years, International House of Pancakes, LLC (IHOP) has been a leader, innovator and expert in all things breakfast, any time of day, every day. The family-friendly restaurant chain offers 65 different signature, fresh made-to-order breakfast options, a wide selection of popular lunch and dinner items as well as meals under 600 calories. IHOP restaurants offer guests an affordable, everyday dining experience with warm and friendly service. As of March 31, 2016, there were 1684 IHOP restaurants in 50 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam as well as Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and The Philippines. IHOP restaurants are franchised and operated by Glendale, Calif.-based International House of Pancakes, LLC and its affiliates. International House of Pancakes, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN).