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Welcome to Wilkinson Companies.  We are a family of companies representing multiple ventures and industries in North Platte and throughout the state of Nebraska along the I-80 corridor since 1978.

Our chef and friendly staff have some serious talent with over 35 years in food, beverage and catering services. Our Mid Plains Food + Lodging team is formerly the Holiday Inn Express Conference Center team. Events as large as 400 people are nothing new to our team. Allow us to be a part of your next event from the beginning to the end. We offer meeting room rental, on and off site catering, bar catering, along with the very latest in high quality technical equipment.

North Platte


  North Platte

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  North Platte

Since 1994, Wilkinson Companies has owned and operated hotels in Nebraska.  You might say we know a thing or two about the hospitality industry.

We pride ourselves on delivering the best in Midwest hospitality.  Our current hotel brands include the Holiday Inn Express in North Platte, the Best Western Plus in North Platte and Comfort Inn & Suites in Lexington.

We also own a smaller original brand called the North Platte Inn & Suites designed with extended stays in mind.

Block Restaurant Grill And Tavern

During the pandemic, the Holiday Inn Express Conference Center was closed.  This allowed us to shift our business strategy to compliment the hotel.  The addition of a restaurant and bar property is in planning and development stage. A landlord capital investment package will be included in rent terms. Fully engineered plans are available as BLOCK Grill + Tavern concept.  Lessee may also choose to use their own concept. Plans seat 250 patrons inside, plus additional seating in outside patio area. We are currently seeking a tenant for this property.  Check out the plans for this exciting development here.  

Our original Fat Dogs brand delivers dependability from one end of the state to the other.  Locations span I-80 from Lincoln to SidneyNorth Platte and Ogallala host an expanded Travel Center.  These travel centers are designed with frequent travelers and professional drivers in mind. Travel Centers offer skill games, a lounge area, laundry, showers, auto and truck accessories.  The Travel Centers offer a wide range of quick service food offerings including Hot Stuff Pizza and Subs, Subway and Hardees.

LexingtonLincoln and Grand Island are next up for expanded Travel Centers.  Lexington will be completed in the early spring of 2023.  We are currently looking for tenants for these locations.  If you want to expand your retail, service or quick serve food business, check out our Travel Center Plans here.  

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Wilkinson Fuel Carriers is our independent team of truck drivers employed by our parent company. Our carriers stock our sites 365 days a year, traveling up and down I-80 and returning home every night. They are an essential part of our Fat Dogs and Time Saver operations.

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The newly constructed Travel Centers offer a wide range of quick service food offerings including Subway Ogallala, owned and managed by Wilkinson Companies. Hardees, PepperJax and Subway North Platte are owned and managed by our lease partners.

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Time Saver convenience stores in North Platte offer additional locations for Phillips 66 brand fuel, a full selection of beverages and food. Time Saver stores have been in North Platte for decades and were acquired in 2020 by Wilkinson Companies.


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Wilkinson Development and WD Construction companies partner to build and manage a portfolio of real estate properties across the state. Contact us regarding your business development plans and leasing options. Whether it is for a turn-key property or a footprint with a unique vision, we can assist you with your goals.