SOURCE: TravelCenters of America

TravelCenters of America

November 07, 2016 11:24 ET

$500 Winner Announced TA Restaurant Group Fall "SweepSTEAKS"

$5,000 Grand Prize Still Available

WESTLAKE, OH--(Marketwired - November 07, 2016) - TA Restaurant Group has announced the $500 winner of their Fall "SweepSTEAKS" program running now at participating TA-Petro full service restaurants nationwide.

Since September 12, Country Pride®, Iron Skillet®, Johnson's Corner®, "R" Place®, and TA Café have offered customers a chance to win $5,000, $500 or one of over 100,000 other prizes. Each time a guest purchases a select steak entrée, they receive a scratch off card at the time their check is presented for a chance to win.

One lucky driver, Allen K. Westover, a Vietnam veteran and seasoned commercial driver from San Jose, California, is the winner of the $500 prize. Westover was dining at the Iron Skillet at Petro Wheeler Ridge, California, on October 12 when he scratched off the winning ticket to reveal that he had won $500.

"I started driving in 1969 and I'm still going," commented Westover. "I'm an owner operator, transporting R.V.'s now. All my years on the road, I can't remember winning much of anything. But, since I started with the "SweepSTEAKS" deal, I have won three times; 25% off, a $5.00 gift card, and first prize of $500. I haven't given up yet. I'm shooting for the grand prize of $5,000. The Petro in Lebec, California is my best stopping point. I work out of Lancaster, California so I stop by at least four or five times a week."

"We're seeing guests having a lot of fun with the "SweepSTEAKS" and we're happy to thank our customers for their patronage each and every day by offering them such a fun program. This is a double win for us to show appreciation and honor to our winner who is not only a great American Truck Driver but also a Vietnam veteran," said John Ponczoch, Senior Vice President of TA and the leader of TA Restaurant Group.

The grand prize of $5,000 has yet to be found and guests are encouraged to keep playing every time they visit a TA or Petro full service restaurant location.

About TravelCenters of America LLC
TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, conducts business in 43 states and Canada, principally under the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands and the Minot Mart® convenience store brand. For more information on TravelCenters, TA, and Petro Stopping Centers, please visits For more information on Minot Mart, please visit

About the TA Restaurant Group
The TA Restaurant Group includes more than 785 quick service and full service restaurants and other food outlets, including ten proprietary restaurant brands including Quaker Steak & Lube, Iron Skillet and Country Pride. The TA Restaurant Group is a division of TravelCenters of America LLC, which offers diesel and gasoline fueling, restaurants, truck repair facilities, convenience stores and other services in 43 states and in Canada. For more information about TA and the TA Restaurant Group, please visit For more information about Quaker Steak & Lube, please visit

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$500 Winner Allen K. Westover

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Tom Liutkus
    Senior VP of Marketing and PR
    TravelCenters of America
    Phone: (440)808-7364