Pilot opens new Palmdale, California store, remodels 8 others

Updated Oct 19, 2022
Pilot truck stop at night

 Pilot Company recently opened a new travel center in Palmdale, California, and announced the completion of the remodeling of eight existing stores as part of its New Horizons initiative.

The new location in Palmdale, California includes:

  • 55 truck parking spaces
  • a full deli with freshly prepared pizza, homestyle meals, and grab-and-go options
  • Subway
  • Cinnabon
  • four self-checkouts
  • five shower rooms
  • seven diesel lanes with biofuel, DEF, and high-speed pumps

The remodeled stores and the changes include:

  • Altoona, Iowa: Upgraded restrooms and bathrooms, an expanded deli menu, and a new Cinnabon kiosk
  • Boonville, Missouri: A new breakroom for team members, a new kitchen to serve guests their favorite homecooked meals, and four self-checkouts
  • Florence, South Carolina: New kitchen for team members to prepare an expanded menu of fresh food and grab-and-go cold items, fully remodeled Wendy's, and four self-checkouts
  • Gordonsville, Tennessee: New restrooms and showers, remodeled Dunkin' Donuts
  • Hope Hull, Alabama: New deli with grab-and-go options, an expanded beverage selection, and a new Southern Tire Mart at the Pilot Flying J service center
  • Joplin, Missouri: Upgraded food and beverage selections, fully remodeled Wendy's, and four new self-checkouts
  • Pontoon Beach, Illinois: Fully remodeled restrooms, bathrooms, showers, kitchen, and Cinnabon kiosk
  • Sullivan, Missouri: Upgraded deli with additional grab-and-go items, expanded beverage selection, and four new self-checkouts

"Our team works hard to open a new store and make these remodels happen, and it's a moment of pride for them to celebrate with their family, friends, communities, and guests," said Allison Cornish, VP of Store Modernization at Pilot Company. "Being that September is also when we recognize Driver Appreciation, it was only fitting that we go even bigger with these events to create a fun atmosphere for professional truck drivers and community members to gather together and have a good time."

The three-year $1 billion New Horizons project marks the company's most significant investment in store modernization to date, according to a statement from the company. It will fully remodel more than 400 Pilot and Flying J travel centers and make additional upgrades at several more locations across the country.