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Eat In

Eat In
Eat In
Associated names:Burger King, Starbucks, Papa John's Pizza
Predecessors:Food Connection, The Granary, Julie's Pantry
Successors:Subway, Harry Ramsden's, Tossed, Papa John's Pizza, Dunkin' Donuts, Waitrose
Opening hours:Daily, 6am-8pm
Inside one of the restaurants, with the old logo
The old Food Connection

Eat In was a reformed version of the old Food Connection, acting as Welcome Break's self-branded restaurant. It replaced the even older The Granary. This new version claimed to offer 'proper' food, cooked in front of you alongside Starbucks (previously Coffee Primo Express).

It was introduced in 2006 and quickly proved popular. They signed a 7-year contract to operate the catering at the Eurotunnel UK Terminal, and reportedly considered operating the French side, but this contract expired and wasn't renewed. Welcome Break also introduced it to Extra's services at Cobham.

They regularly promoted discounts such as 'Buy one adult's meal and get a kid's meal free' and a cooked breakfast for £1.99, and they released a booklet entitled 'Good Enough to Eat', promoting themselves and Coffee Primo.

In 2013, Welcome Break began to fade out Eat In in favour of new partners such as Harry Ramsden's, Papa John's Pizza and Subway. By the end of June 2015, Eat In restaurants had been removed from the motorway network.

An unbranded Welcome Break restaurant, which is similar to Eat In, is still located on the eastbound site of Derby South services.

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