WESTLAKE, Ohio—TravelCenters of America has announced a collaboration with Cleveland Clinic to expand its support of truck drivers’ health and well-being by enhancing healthy food offerings and educational opportunities.
“The nation relies on professional drivers to keep our economy strong, and we are committed to helping them maintain a healthy lifestyle while on the road by making it easier for them to make healthy choices,” said Jon Pertchik, chief executive officer of TravelCenters of America. “Providing quality food offerings and educational tools to support driver wellness allows us to show professional drivers how much we appreciate all that they do for this country.”
The collaboration with Cleveland Clinic will result in new healthy meal options on the menus at all of TA’s Country Pride and Iron Skillet full-service restaurants by the end of 2022. TA plans to expand beyond these full-service menu offerings by working with Cleveland Clinic to identify healthy snack and grab-and-go food options in its travel stores.
TA also will work with Cleveland Clinic to provide professional drivers with health and wellness information to promote these new healthy menu options and an overall healthy lifestyle.
“The new Cleveland Clinic initiatives continue TA’s long-standing focus on driver health and wellness, and its commitment to enhancing their overall experience,” said TA in a statement. At many locations nationwide, TA has amenities, including fitness centers, walking trails, basketball hoops and others to promote an active lifestyle.
“We know having access to healthy food choices and nutrition information can help drive a healthier lifestyle,” said Dr. Amanda Hagen, medical director, Cleveland Clinic AtWork. “This new collaboration with TA supports the health and wellness needs of professional drivers.”
TA is honoring professional drivers during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, which is September 11-17, with discounts, prize opportunities and giveaways.
The 2022 NACS Show, October 1-4, in Las Vegas includes four education sessions on foodservice: Menu Optimization: Think Like a Restaurant, Global Foodservice Trends & Menus, Foodservice Analytics: The Recipe for Success and Gulp! Reinvigorated Dispensed Beverages. Register today to attend the NACS Show.