TravelCenters announces new, improved buffet

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Restaurants at nearly 100 TravelCenters of America locations now feature the new Spice of Life Buffet, which offers an expanded and enhanced selection of entrees, side dishes and soups for guests to savor.

“Professional drivers and other customers have told us that road fare can become ordinary and monotonous at times, and they crave something tempting and different,” says Paul Huckelberry, vice president of restaurants for Westlake, Ohio-based TA. “So we listened and created more than 300 new recipes to satisfy their appetites at breakfast, lunch and dinner.”

On the breakfast buffet, guests find a selection of toppings for their eggs and an assortment of fresh fruit and biscuits and gravy – not to mention a variety of sausages, bacon, pastries and cereals.

Later in the day, the all-new Good Food Fast Lunch Buffet provides an alternative to fast food with an array that includes fried chicken, pastas, casseroles, a variety of vegetables, all-beef hot dogs and Mexican tacos. Any weekday, all of this is just $6.99.

Dinner entrees range from Asian honey pork loin and blackened cajun ribs to stuffed bell peppers and beef pepper steak. The medley also includes Italian sausage and penne, pork chops and baked apples, smoked sausage and sauerkraut, roast pork loin, fried chicken and more. Specialty theme nights – including Mexican, Italian, country classics and seafood – put the emphasis on classic specialty entrees. Many locations also will feature a carving station, with freshly sliced roasted beef, ham and turkey.

Side-dish selections include harvest potato casserole, horseradish and bacon mashed potatoes, scalloped potato and ham casserole, cheese florentine rice, cheesy vegetable rice, fresh zucchini with garlic and tomatoes, and homemade soups.

“Although the selections are different every day, one thing never varies,” Huckelberry says. “Our buffet staff is trained to continually focus on keeping the buffet fresh and stocked, ensuring variety and quality for our customers.”