Opening of the Maverik truck stop in Oroville – Chico Enterprise-Record

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OROVILLE – The new Maverik truck stop at the corner of Oro Dam East and Feather River boulevards is open and functioning well.

“Our pre-opening was on October 19 and the grand opening was on October 21 and business has been stable since then,” said Zack Widdison, district manager.

The 5,951 square foot facility, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, is the premier Maverik location in California. The store is personalized with panoramic photos and maps of Oroville’s outer destinations on the walls, as well as adventure videos played on televisions.

The new Maverik truck stop at the corner of Oro Dam East and Feather River boulevards is open to the public on Monday, October 25, 2021 in Oroville, California. (Kyra Gottesman / Mercury-Register)

“We have 400 stores in 12 states,” said Michelle Monson, director of communications. “Maverik is the best place to stop to energize your body and fuel your vehicle for your next favorite adventure. What’s cool about Oroville is all the outdoor adventures and attractions available locally like Lake Oroville, Thermalito Afterbay, Feather River and Oroville Wildlife Sanctuary. ”

Widdison said that after doing “due diligence” by exploring various locations in California to open a Maverik, the company’s real estate team chose the Oroville location because of its location and the community.

In addition to certified weighbridges, a high-throughput fuel park, the facility includes a convenience store and fresh, ready-to-go and made-to-order meals from the BonFire Grill, including burritos, tacos, quesadillas, sandwiches, pizzas, grilled submarines, salads among others. There are also many offers for coffee and soda fountains.

“This is the second time that I’ve been here since they opened. This time I’m trying some of the food from the grill. It’s beautiful, clean and open here, ”said Joseph Richardson.

Widdison, who transferred from Salt Lake City, Utah, to work at the Oroville store said he was “very excited to be here” and happy to have the opportunity to open the first one. state store and “do it right”.

“I have to admit that I was very impressed with the caliber of applicants we received for the vacancies. We had 200 applicants for about 30 jobs and they were all very good, which made it difficult to decide who to hire, ”said Widdison.

Meagan Sage, who works at BonFire Grill, said upon hearing that Maverik was coming to town, she went online and researched the company.

“It sounded like a great company from everything I read, so I applied and love it,” Sage said.

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