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  • About Us

    Roadchef operates at 30 service
    area locations across Britain.

  • The first...

    Roadchef are proud owners of Watford Gap, the first and most iconic service station in the UK.

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  • Owned by the Delek Group, Roadchef is one of Britain's leading roadside service area businesses, operating at 30 Motorway and Major Trunk Road Service Area locations covering the length and breadth of the country. The company has been serving the needs of the travelling public for over 40 Years.

    Famously, Roadchef are the proud owner and operators of Watford Gap, the first and most iconic MSA in the UK, which opened its doors on 2nd November 1959 and in 2009, celebrated its 50th Anniversary.

    We also operate an impressive portfolio of leading catering, retail and accommodation brands from Costa and McDonald's to WHSmith and Days Inn, not to mention our own in house catering brands featuring The Fresh Food Cafe, serving piping hot meals every time from a contemporary food server. All sites have leading oil company branded filling stations.

    The Delek Group, Israel's dominant integrated energy company, is the pioneering leader of the natural gas exploration and production activities that are transforming the Eastern Mediterranean's Levant Basin into one of the energy industry's most promising emerging regions. Having discovered Tamar and Leviathan, two of the world's largest natural gas finds since 2000, Delek and its partners are now developing a balanced, world-class portfolio of exploration, development and production assets with total gross natural gas resources discovered since 2009 of approximately 37 TCF.

    In addition, Delek Group has a number of assets in downstream energy, in water desalination, and in the finance sector.

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  • Experienced

    "Roadchef is lead by CEO Simon Turl, with over 35 years' experience within the hospitality sector, the majority has been focused within MSA."

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  • Under the ownership of Delek, Roadchef operates within the UK MSA sector and is managed by an experienced team led by Chief Executive Simon Turl, who has over 35 years experience in the hospitality sector, with the majority of this gained within the Motorway Service Area industry.

    The Roadchef business now employs over 2,700 people, cares for over 44 million customer visits per year, serves a million breakfasts, 500,000 portions of fish and chips and five million coffees and its catering operation alone turns over £90million per annum, out of a total turnover of £180million.

    Over the last three years Roadchef has invested significantly in its service areas introducing the McDonald’s brand to 20 locations and upgrading its Costa outlets to the latest high street format. The next two years should see the completion of the companies catering upgrade providing a much-improved offer for our customers.

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    Roadchef is proud to have completed the first ever UK corporate franchise agreement with McDonald’s, which allowed us to add the famous golden arches to our offering. Under a 20-year agreement, Roadchef can offer McDonald’s food and drink at high street prices, bringing a unique, market leading and value-led branded offering to the motorway.

    However, the biggest change to the company’s catering portfolio will see the eradication of the much-maligned Motorway Service Area free-flow restaurant. Taking learning’s from the airport industry and other retail environments, all Restbite outlets, which offer a traditional ‘servery on a tray rail’ approach to dining, will be converted to Roadchef’s own in house brand Fresh Food Café.

    Fresh Food Café combines a contemporary branded food servery with the latest back of house cooking equipment, which improves food quality, speed of service and continues to deliver value to customers. As the name suggests the focus is on fresh food and the menu includes many items not normally seen in a Motorway Service Area.

    And finally, as a mark of the focus that Roadchef places on its people we are extremely proud to have been awarded “Investors in People Gold” accreditation for the way in which we manage, support and develop our people. Less than 100 companies in the UK hospitality industry have achieved this accolade and we are thrilled that the efforts of everyone in the business have been properly recognised.

    So, with signs of an improving economy and ever more vehicles using the nations motorway network, Roadchef is very well placed to build on its current success and improvement with regard to financial performance and stability, innovation, brand development and customer service.

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  • Brands

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    More Brands at Roadchef:

    • Burger Co Logo
    • Krispy Kreme
    • Presto Pasty Food
    • Chozennoodle
    • Hot Food Co
    • SoHo Coffee
    • Cotton Traders Logo
    • Fonebitz
    • Ecotricty
    • BP
    • Shell
    • Texaco
    • Esso
    • Casino
    • Regent Express
  • The Facts

    • MSA

      The only MSA operator
      to achieve Gold Status
      as Investors of People

    • breakfasts

      Serves a million
      breakfasts a year

    • Employs

      Employs over
      2,700 people

    • fish & chips

      500,000 portions
      of fish & chips
      a year

    • 60 million

      Over 44 million
      visits a year

    • coffees

      Five million
      coffees a year