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Welcome Break to reopen 72 major F&B brands at 26 sites by 4 June

Welcome Break today announces major plans to reopen 72 Starbucks (Cafe 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.

Thirty-two 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 (pictured) across the Welcome Break motorway service areas.

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

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

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.”