Love's Welcomes Customers at First Montana Location
HARDIN, Mont. — Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores opened the doors to its first Montana travel stop on June 8.
Located off Interstate 90 near the community of Hardin, the 11,000-square-foot site features a Hardee's restaurant, six diesel islands and 70 parking spaces for professional drivers, as well as six fuel islands for motorists.
Love's invested $10 million to build the travel stop from the ground up as the first installment of its commitment to bring competition to Montana, the company said.
"It's a milestone day as we are now open in the great state of Montana, our 41st state of service," said Greg Love, co-CEO of Love's. "This location gives drivers in Montana another purchasing option in an area lacking a variety of travel stop services and the competitive pricing it spurs."
The chain announced its planned entry to the state in August, as CSNews Online previously reported.
"We are proud to say we have the friendliest team members and cleanest facilities in the industry. We are committed to offering the lowest prices to our customers, and we look forward to growing our presence in Big Sky Country," Love added.
The Hardin stop will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year.
"We have worked with Love's for 10 years," said Jay Foley, president and CEO of Diversified Transfer & Storage, a transport company in Billings. "Their entry into Montana will drive competition and lower fuel costs for all consumers. It will also benefit other trucking companies by providing them with much needed parking and access to the services they prefer to use when they're on the road."
A grand opening for the location will take place June 20. Love's company leaders and officials from the City of Hardin will attend.
Based in Oklahoma City, Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores has more than 400 locations in 41 states.