SD Coffee Cup becomes TA Express; 2 more to change

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The Coffee Cup Fuel Stop in Hot Springs, South Dakota is now the TravelCenters of America’s second TA Express franchise.

The newly-branded TA Express is located on U.S. Highway 385 at the intersection of U.S. Highway 18.

This is the second of four Coffee Cup Fuel Stops rebranding to TA Express this year, joining TA’s total nationwide network of 258 travel centers.

Amenities include:

  • Four diesel fueling lanes
  • 70 truck parking spaces
  • Caribou Coffee and Subway quick-service restaurants
  • Laundry room
  • Two private showers
  • Outdoor picnic and pet area

The third Coffee Cup Fuel Stop converting to a TA Express site is located in Summit, South Dakota and will open in October. The fourth site scheduled to convert is located in Vermillion, South Dakota, with a planned opening in November.

Heinz, Inc., owners of Coffee Cup Fuel Stops, plans to build two new TA Express travel centers, in Rapid City and Sioux Falls, in the future.

“We’re thrilled to announce the opening of another TA Express in this region, providing professional drivers with all the amenities they’re looking for while on the road,” said Barry Richards, president and COO of TravelCenters. “The Coffee Cup Fuel Stop locations are a great addition to our TravelCenters of America family and both teams have worked hard to ensure a seamless branding transition.”

Coffee Cup Fuel Stops were co-founded by Tom Heinz in 1981. The Steele, North Dakota location was the company’s first travel plaza. The brand then expanded to South Dakota and Wyoming.