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.
|Starbucks Café||Baldock Services A1(M)|
|Starbucks Drive Thru||Beaconsfield Services M40|
|Starbucks Drive Thru, Starbucks Café & Burger King||Birchanger Green Services M11|
|KFC Drive Thru||Cardiff Gate Services M4|
|Burger King||Charnock Richard Services M6|
|Starbucks Drive Thru & Burger King||Corley Services M6|
|Starbucks Drive Thru & KFC||Fleet Services M3|
|Starbucks Drive Thru & Burger King||Gordano Services M5|
|Starbucks Drive Thru & Burger King||Hartshead Moor Services M62|
|Starbucks Drive Thru||Hopwood Park Services M42|
|Burger King||Keele Services M6|
|Starbucks Drive Thru & Burger King||Leicester Forest East Services M1|
|Starbucks Drive Thru & Burger King||Membury Services M4|
|KFC||Newport Pagnell Services M1|
|Starbucks Drive Thru & Burger King||Oxford Services M40|
|Starbucks Drive Thru, Starbucks Café & Burger King||South Mimms Services M25/A1(M)|
|Starbucks Drive Thru & Burger King||Warwick Services M40|
|Burger King||Woodall Services M1|
|Upcoming brand openings||Date||Site|
|Burger King||Tuesday, 26 May 2020||Warwick Services M40Hopwood Park Services M42|
|Starbucks Café in Main Amenity Building||Tuesday, 26 May 2020||Woodall Services M1London Gateway Services M1Cobham Services M25Newport Pagnell Services M1Beaconsfield Services M40|
|Starbucks Café in Main Amenity Building||Wednesday, 27 May 2020||Charnock Richard Services M6Cardiff Gate Services M4Sarn Park Services M4Michaelwood Services M5Sedgemoor Services M5Fleet Services M3|
|Starbucks Drive Thru||Wednesday, 27 May 2020||Woodall Services M1Keele Services M6|
|KFC||Thursday, 28 May 2020||Burtonwood Services M62Corley Services M6Hartshead Moor Services M62Peartree Services A34Woodall Services M1|
|Starbucks Café in Main Amenity Building||Tuesday, 2 June 2020||Peartree Services A34|
|Burger King||Wednesday, 3 June 2020||Sarn Park Services M4Michaelwood Services M5Sedgemoor Services M5|
|Burger King||Thursday, 4 June 2020||London Gateway Services M1Newport Pagnell Services M1Fleet Services M3Telford Services M54Abington Services A74(M)Gretna Green Services A74(M)|
|KFC||Thursday, 4 June 2020||Membury Services M4|