About Us

About Us


Originally opened as a “Skelly” fuel stop in 1968, Mitten’s has serviced the highway traveler continuously since.  Cattle hauler Jim Mitten leased the business from Skelly upon its opening and purchased the fuel stop shortly after.  The stop quickly became known as “The truck stop owned and operated by a truck driver”.  While the flag above the site has changed several times in the last forty years (Skelly, Texaco, Shell, TravelCenters of America) one thing has remained consistent, the ownership.  Jim’s daughters and their husbands joined the venture in the early years and today grandson Matt Mildenberger leads the company to provide service and hospitality to the tens of thousands of annual visitors.


Contact Us


Fuel Desk 785-672-4111,  Shop 785-672-3270,  Restaurant 785-672-3565 

Matt Mildenberger, President 785-672-3062 ext. 16

Luke Ruggles, Bulk Fuel/Oil Manager 785-672-3062 ext. 23, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 308-737-9687

Darren Goetz, Vice President 785-672-3062 ext. 12

Julian Albers, Shop Manager 785-672-3270

Robert Long, Assistant Shop Manager 785-672-3270

Janice Herring, Convenience Store Manager 785-672-4111

Alec Bliss, Director of Food Operations 785-672-3062 ext. 39

Restaurant Manager 785-672-3062 ext. 38

Kalyn Ritter, CFO 785-672-3062 ext. 11

Sharon Boyd, Accounts Receivable/Payable 785-672-3062 ext. 21

Melanie Randel, Human Resources 785-672-3062 ext. 22


Sleep Inn (across the street from Mittens Travel Plaza)
Travel Centers of America
Blue Beacon Truck Washes

Find us at the intersection of I70 & US40 in Oakley, Kansas at I70 exit 76.