Oklahoma-based Loves Travel Stop and Country Stores chain is 60 years old


Sixty years. It’s how long Oklahoma-based Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores have been in business.

Starting from a single store in Watonga, the company founded by the late Tom Love and his wife Judy, has grown to 637 stores in 42 states. The 60th anniversary of the founding of the large firm is being observed this month, as reported by the Journal Record. What is also more remarkable is that the fuel and food stop firm is still family owned.

Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City broke ground in July 2021 on the $98 million Love Family Women’s Center. From left are hospital President Jim Gebhart, fundraiser co-chairs Cathy Keating and Judy Love, Mayor David Holt and Archbishop Paul Coakley. (Photo by Kathryn McNutt)

Tom Love died last year and today his widow, Judy Love and their four children own the firm that has reported annual revenues of $26.5 billion. Judy Love is also ranked No. 2 on the Forbes list of the country’s self-made women. She has a net worth of $10.2 billion while Bloomberg Billionaires Index puts her worth at $14 billion

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