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TA Caryville Reopens on I-75

By on July 1, 2016

New Popeye’s® Louisiana Kitchen and Minit Mart® Added

When you’re rolling through Northeast Tennessee on I-75, be sure to check out the completely renovated TA Travel Center at exit 141.

You’ll find a delicious Popeye’s® Louisiana Kitchen with its world-famous, southern-style cooking that has made Popeye’s so popular. Welcomed by Restaurant Manager Kashmeka Conner and her team, guests can choose from a full menu of options ranging from chicken and shrimp meals to sandwiches, plus signature side dishes, sauces and desserts. The roomy restaurant seats 58, and its staff of 37 provides friendly service from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Minit Mart®

A spacious, fully stocked Minit Mart convenience store offers a wide selection of fresh foods, snacks, and both hot and cold drinks including refreshing Cool Cup® fountain beverages, delicious World Blends® coffee, healthy snack choices and an onsite O’Deli’s® kitchen offering fresh-made biscuits, subs and sandwiches. A complete selection of merchandise including personal care items, clothing, electronics, truck lubricants and additives, protective gear and accessories is also available.

For the health conscious, there’s Good2Go fresh fruit and veggies and specially stocked beverages. Plus, there are plenty of registers and helpful staff members working under the direction of experienced Store/Fuel Manager Mary High, ensuring drivers receive fast, friendly assistance to meet their every need.

Professional driver amenities include eight bright, clean showers (some with handicap access) and a battery of large-capacity washers and dryers in the laundry area. Plus, drivers have access to a fitness room, an adjacent walking trail, a TV/Movie room and free Wi-Fi.


FROM LEFT: Restaurant GM Kashmeka Conner, Truck Service GM Joshua Hensley and Store GM Mary High

FROM LEFT: Restaurant GM Kashmeka Conner, Truck Service GM Joshua Hensley and Store GM Mary High

Under the leadership of Truck Service General Manager Joshua Hensley, a 20,590 sq. ft. TA Truck Service facility is staffed by ASE certified technicians and provides 24/7/365 service. Five completely equipped service bays assure quick access to a broad
range of maintenance services including PM and tire repair / replacement. The RoadSquad® mobile team and well-equipped service vehicles provide emergency road service. The service center is also designated as a Freightliner Service Point facility. A comfortable drivers’ lounge includes laptop desks and DirecTV.

The newly remodeled and resurfaced truck parking lot has 80 easily accessible truck parking spaces. Six new diesel refueling lanes are equipped with DEF. There’s also a CAT Scale and a professional drivers’ entrance along with energy efficient lighting to deliver bright lot illumination for 24-hour convenience.

Next time your route takes you through the Cumberland Gap on I-75, know you’re welcome at the convenient, newly renovated, full-service TA Caryville Travel Center.













Where: I-75, Exit 141

Phone: 423.566.9900

Fax: 423.566.3700

Truck Parking Spaces: 80

Private Showers: 8

Truck Service Bays: 5

Diesel Refueling Lanes: 6

Restaurant: Popeye’s® Louisiana Kitchen

Special Attractions: Minit Mart® Travel Store


Almost Heaven

caryville-profileThe newly remodeled Caryville TA® Travel Center on I-75 at exit 141 in Eastern Tennessee is set smack-dab in the middle of a spectacular recreational paradise.

From camping and fishing to hunting, boating, water-skiing, hiking and biking trails, along with some of the most scenic and challenging ATV trails in the country, this area provides limitless activities for folks who love the great outdoors.

A descendant of Patrick Henry, William Carey, who settled in the area in the early 1800’s and became a county judge, is the city’s namesake. Interestingly, a selection of historical farming equipment actually used in the filming of Alex Haley’s smash TV series Roots is displayed in Caryville.

The area’s massive Norris Dam, the TVA’s first project started in 1933, created a beautiful 54 sq. mi. lake with 800 miles of shoreline. Located near the Cumberland Gap, the lake is surrounded by lush green, densely forested mountains. Wildlife is abundant here with deer roaming everywhere, and there’s a good chance you might see some elk.

Nearby Cove Lake State Park is a picture-postcard type of setting that features scenic camping grounds, picnic areas, hiking trails, a swimming pool, tennis courts and a workout course for fitness buffs.

The area’s most popular attraction is the magnificent 200,000-acre Ride Royal Blue Resort with over 600 miles of trails that wind up, around and through this majestic, often steep countryside. Whether you prefer ATVs, trail bikes, dual-sports, 4WD trucks, jeeps, rail buggies, or mountain bikes, you’ll find your ultimate challenge! Adventuresome riders negotiating the demanding trails are rewarded with breathtaking views.

Be sure to pack your camera, fishing tackle, hiking boots and/or your ATVs when you visit TA Caryville, because no matter what your chosen outdoor activity, you won’t see more natural beauty anywhere.


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