Welcome Break to reopen 72 major Food & Beverage brands across its 26 MSAs by 4 June


Welcome Break today announces major plans to reopen 72 Starbucks (Café and Drive Thru), KFC and / or Burger King units across its 26 motorway service areas by 4 June as the UK starts to return to work. 32 F&B units across 18 MSAs have already reopened and by 4 June an additional 40 F&B units across all 26 MSAs will have reopened. This is in addition to all 39 forecourts and 36 retail stores which have remained open throughout the lockdown.

As an essential service for the nation’s motorists we remained open throughout the lockdown with a limited offer to support those who needed to stay on the road and required a safe place to rest and refuel.

This latest move means that by 4 June motorists will be able to access some of their favourite hot food brands and Starbucks across our Welcome Break motorway service areas.

This move follows much planning and preparation with our brand partners as well as closely following strict Government and Public Health England guidelines to ensure the safety of all.

As we begin to reopen these brands, the health and safety of our customers and team members remains our highest priority. As such, we have made a number of important changes. We have reconfigured our layout to enable customers to navigate around the building and adhere to social distancing guidelines; whilst further stepping up our hygiene and cleaning processes.

Commenting, John Diviney, CEO at Welcome Break said: “As the lockdown slowly eases and people around the UK gradually return to work we are delighted to be opening up these great brands. It will provide a much-needed boost to those on the road and to support Britain working again. We very much look forward to welcoming back our returning customers. The health and safety of our colleagues and customers remains our absolute priority and we will continue to be guided by advice from Public Health England at all times”.

A list of the reopened and reopening brands is below. Further details can be found on our website – please see the link at the bottom of this announcement.

Reopened BrandsSite
Starbucks CaféBaldock Services A1(M)
Starbucks Drive ThruBeaconsfield Services M40
Starbucks Drive Thru, Starbucks Café & Burger KingBirchanger Green Services M11
KFC Drive ThruCardiff Gate Services M4
Burger KingCharnock Richard Services M6
Starbucks Drive Thru & Burger KingCorley Services M6
Starbucks Drive Thru & KFCFleet Services M3
Starbucks Drive Thru & Burger KingGordano Services M5
Starbucks Drive Thru & Burger KingHartshead Moor Services M62
Starbucks Drive ThruHopwood Park Services M42
Burger KingKeele Services M6
Starbucks Drive Thru & Burger KingLeicester Forest East Services M1
Starbucks Drive Thru & Burger KingMembury Services M4
KFCNewport Pagnell Services M1
Starbucks Drive Thru & Burger KingOxford Services M40
Starbucks Drive Thru, Starbucks Café & Burger KingSouth Mimms Services M25/A1(M)
Starbucks Drive Thru & Burger KingWarwick Services M40
Burger KingWoodall Services M1
Upcoming brand openingsDateSite
Burger KingTuesday, 26 May 2020Warwick Services M40Hopwood Park Services M42
Starbucks Café in Main Amenity BuildingTuesday, 26 May 2020Woodall Services M1London Gateway Services M1Cobham Services M25Newport Pagnell Services M1Beaconsfield Services M40
Starbucks Café in Main Amenity BuildingWednesday, 27 May 2020Charnock Richard Services M6Cardiff Gate Services M4Sarn Park Services M4Michaelwood Services M5Sedgemoor Services M5Fleet Services M3
Starbucks Drive ThruWednesday, 27 May 2020Woodall Services M1Keele Services M6   
KFCThursday, 28 May 2020Burtonwood Services M62Corley Services M6Hartshead Moor Services M62Peartree Services A34Woodall Services M1            
Starbucks Café in Main Amenity BuildingTuesday, 2 June 2020Peartree Services A34
Burger KingWednesday, 3 June 2020Sarn Park Services M4Michaelwood Services M5Sedgemoor Services M5
Burger KingThursday, 4 June 2020London Gateway Services M1Newport Pagnell Services M1Fleet Services M3Telford Services M54Abington Services A74(M)Gretna Green Services A74(M)
KFCThursday, 4 June 2020Membury Services M4