Road Ranger Joins the Upside Platform to Provide More Value to Customers

May 17, 2023

Washington, D.C., May 17, 2023 – Upside, a leading retail technology company, has announced a partnership with Road Ranger, the fourth-largest travel center chain in the United States. With this partnership, 33 of Road Ranger's 47 stations located throughout the Midwest corridor will be added to the Upside platform. By leveraging Upside's technology and wide user base, Road Ranger aims to attract more customers to its stations and provide them with an enhanced customer experience.

“As Road Ranger continues to evolve and expand our fuel network, we wanted to ensure we continue to not only catering to the professional drivers, but to the traditional auto driver as well. We know the fuel and convenience industry is strongly driven by price, and we are always looking for ways to ensure our customers feel they are getting the best deal out there. Our partnership with Upside is just another way Road Ranger is giving back to the everyday consumer,” said Ryan Arnold, Road Ranger VP of Marketing.

"We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Upside, which will provide new opportunities for Road Ranger to showcase our brand and expand our reach," said KJ McCann, Road Ranger Digital & Loyalty Marketing Manager.  "By adding our stations to the Upside platform, we'll be able to reach consumers through new digital channels, which have become a popular means for deciding where to buy. This move will enable us to better cater to the evolving needs of our customers.”

Upside's highly-rated mobile app and partner apps offer a platform that enables retail partners to reach 30 million potential consumers, thereby increasing their chances of capturing more on-the-go demand. The app identifies nearby users and drives them to participating locations through personalized cash back offers, which are guaranteed to be profitable for the partners.

"Our strategy of providing value on everyday purchases is a great way to attract new customers to participating locations and encourage repeat visits from existing customers," said Kevin Hart, Senior Vice President of Fuel at Upside. "We are excited to extend this approach to Road Ranger's brand and help drive more traffic to their high-quality locations."

Upside's approach to offer generation is based on a comprehensive understanding of consumer behavior, which is informed by a variety of sources, including historical spending patterns on-site, in-market research, consumer behavior analysis and more. The result is a set of personalized, always-profitable offers that create a win-win situation for both customers and retailers. This unique approach is revolutionizing the way retailers interact with their customers, driving loyalty and increasing sales.

About Upside

Upside is a retail technology company on a mission to help communities thrive. Our technology has helped millions of people get more purchasing power on the things they need, and tens of thousands of brick-and-mortar businesses earn measurable profit. Billions of dollars in commerce run through the Upside platform every year, and that value goes directly back to our retailers, the consumers they serve, and towards important sustainability initiatives. For more:   

About Road Ranger

Road Ranger today stands as the fourth-largest travel center chain in the United States. Road Ranger proudly serves professional drivers, motorists, and travelers throughout the mid-continental United States. Locations can be conveniently found on major highways in Illinois, Texas, Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri, Arkansas, and Iowa. Road Ranger plans to expand to over 53 locations by the end of 2023. Their locations offer clean facilities, CAT Scales, well-lit and spacious lots, top-tier gasoline, complimentary customer loyalty programs, dog parks, and a wide variety of high-quality hot food to go. In addition to these offerings, Road Ranger also provides a variety of quick-service restaurants including Ranger Kitchen, Dan’s Pizza, Tejas Tacos, Wendy’s, Subway, Church's Chicken, Chester's, Cinnabon, Dickie's Barbecue Pit, McDonald's, and Burger King. Their values are consistent from the store to corporate levels - to provide families and professional drivers highway hospitality, clean facilities, fresh quality food, and superior customer service.
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