Love’s Reopens in Arkansas Featuring New Restaurant

Love's Re-opens North Little Rock location with New Restaurant Concept

OKLAHOMA CITY, December 20, 2018Love’s Travel Stops (Love's)the nation’s industry-leading travel stop network, today announces that it is now serving Customers again in North Little Rock, Arkansas, thanks to the reopening of a travel stop this morning. The travel stop, located at 11801 E. I-40 (off I-40, Exit 161), closed earlier this year for major renovations to better serve Customers. The refreshed location brings 50 jobs to Pulaski County and 64 truck parking spaces. This travel stop also now features Love’s first Petro’s Chili & Chips restaurant.

“The North Little Rock travel stop is an ideal location along heavily traveled I-40 and connects professional drivers and motorists in Arkansas to popular destinations such as Memphis, Tennessee,” said Tom Love, founder and executive chairman of Love’s. “The addition of Petro’s Chili & Chips restaurant is exciting for us because it is a new way to serve Customers in The Natural State.”

In 1982, Knoxville-based Petro’s made its debut at the World’s Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee. It originally served a sliced-open Frito’s®  bag piled high with chili and toppings, and today has numerous additional menu items such as nachos, chili-cheese hot dogs, loaded potatoes and more. The restaurant is the first Petro’s restaurant to be featured in a Love’s location.

  • Chester’s Chicken, Godfather’s Pizza and Petro’s Chili & Chips restaurants.
  • 64 truck parking spaces.
  • Eight diesel bays.
  • Five showers.
  • Laundry facilities.
  • Fresh to Go options.
  • Bean to Cup Gourmet Coffee.
  • Brand-name snacks.
  • Mobile to Go Zone.
  • CAT scale.







“We are pleased that Love’s Travel Stops has chosen to reopen their North Little Rock location,” said Joe Smith, mayor of North Little Rock. “Love’s Travel Stops will support our region’s manufacturers of today and those located here in the future. Love’s has already had a significant impact and will continue with providing jobs to our citizens.”

About Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores         

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores (Love's) is the nation's industry-leading travel stop network with more than 480 locations in 41 states.  Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 23,000 people. Love's provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, fresh coffee, restaurant offerings and more. Love's has more than 250 on-site Truck Tire Care centers and more than 50 Speedco locations, which is the largest oil change and preventative maintenance nationwide network on the road today. Love's is committed to providing Customers with “Clean Places, Friendly Faces” at every stop. To learn more, visit