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Major service station re-opens after devastating ‘coffee machine’ fire

Major service station re-opens after devastating ‘coffee machine’ fire

A major Welcome Break motorway service station has reopened for business three weeks after a devastating fire that was reportedly caused by a coffee machine. The south wing of Fleet Services in Hampshire has been shut since December 15 after a blaze broke out in a restaurant at 10.30pm the evening before. According to BBC

Pret set for 12-month trial at motorway service station

Pret A Manger is to open its first motorway service shop as part of a trial partnership with Welcome Break, it was revealed today. The shop is scheduled to open at the end of summer at the South Mimms Services on Junction 23 of the M25. The menu will include a large selection of Pret’s

Ed’s Easy Diner parks up at first Welcome Break service station

1950s-style retro eatery Ed’s Easy Diner has opened at the South Mimms Welcome Break. The UK’s largest motorway services operator spent around £1m refurbishing the service station site located at J23 of the M25 near Potters Bar. The new restaurant is the first to open at a service station and has created 29 jobs. It

Motorway service shake-up could spark foodservice gold rush

Foodservice chains could have a big part to play in government plans to modernise the standards of motorway service stations. It was revealed this week that a new design panel is being formed by ministers to improve standards at around 100 sites across the UK. John Hayes, the transport minister, wants to buildings contain more