Johnson's Corner deal with TravelCenters finalized

By Tyson Fisher, Land Line staff writer | 9/26/2014

A week ago, Chauncey Taylor, the owner of the Johnson’s Corner truck stop and restaurant in Johnstown, Colo., told Land Line the sale to TravelCenters of America could happen as soon as Sept. 24. According to an email Friday from TravelCenters of America to Land Line, TA has officially purchased Johnson’s Corner.

“We are looking forward to continuing the fine tradition of this iconic location and its success,” said Tom Liutkus, vice president of marketing and public relations for TravelCenters.

Nationally recognized as one of the top truck stops in the U.S., Johnson’s Corner is best known for their cinnamon rolls, baked from scratch every morning.

“From what we understand, it’s still going to maintain the Johnson’s Corner brand and the Johnson’s Corner image,” Taylor told Land Line. “It will have the Petro banner. It’s obviously going to carry the Johnson’s Corner name.”

Johnson’s Corner was founded in 1950 by Joe S. Johnson off of the old U.S. Highway 87, now I-25, according to their website. Open 24/7, 365 days a year, the truck stop and restaurant has been featured in Travel and Leisure, the Food Network, and in the movie “Larger than Life” featuring Bill Murray and Matthew McConaughey.

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