Mapco opens gas station with Pizza Hut on Shallowford Road in Chattanooga

Despite the projected rise in EV sales, Weigel's, 7-Eleven, QT and Mapco all building bigger stations in Chattanooga

Staff Photo by Dave Flessner / Mapco has opened a new gas station and pizza outlet at Shallowford Road and Encompass Drive. Seen here on Wednesday, the station is one of a handful of bigger gas stations being built in Chattanooga this year.

Mapco opened its 14th location in the Chattanooga area this week with a new 5,600-square-foot convenience store and Pizza Hut eatery along Shallowford Road near Highway 153.

The new gas station, which features Mapco's latest "store of the future" design, will be open 24 hours a day and includes eight fueling stations and three diesel lanes, along with new cash-accepting self-checkouts and an AllPoint ATM.

The Mapco station is one of a handful of new gas and convenience store outlets being added this year in the Chattanooga area to offer both fuel and fast-food options for motorists along some of the city's main traffic arteries. Despite the projected rise in electric-powered vehicles in the future, major gas retailers are investing millions of dollars to add more gas stations in combination with fast-food options in Chattanooga.