WALL, NJ — Shake Shack, Auntie Anne's, Starbucks and Z-Mart are now open at the new Monmouth Service Area on the Garden State Parkway, milepost 100.
Last week, its fueling plaza, a convenience store and restroom facilities welcomed motorists after a 10-month closure that made way for the construction of a new main building by HMSHost and a new facilities by Sunoco. The entire project was built at no cost to tollpayers, according to the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which operates GSP.
Under an agreement reached in August 2017 by NJTA with HMSHost and Sunoco, the two private companies are investing $250 million in capital improvements to service area buildings and facilities, at no cost to the NJTA, in exchange for new contracts to continue operating the food and fuel concessions on the turnpike and parkway for the next 25 years.
HMSHost, a Bethesda, Md.-based food service company, has or will replace eight service areas on both roadways and remodel six others under the agreement announced last year. Dallas-headquartered Sunoco is making investments in fuel facilities and convenience stores at 21 turnpike and parkway service areas.
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