|Locations:||8 MSA Sites|
|Associated names:||BP, Esso, Shell, Spar, Burger King, Greggs, Little Chef, Starbucks, Subway, Starbucks on the Go|
|Headquarters address:||Euro Garages|
Beehive Trading Park
BB1 2EE [map]
|Phone number:||01254 582111|
Euro Garages is now one of the UK's largest privately-owned forecourt operators, with a portfolio of circa 450 petrol stations across the whole of England, Scotland and Wales.
As an operator, it has taken over several key filling stations, including Ross Spur and a large site at Rivington, and have then replaced them with large petrol stations offering a range of facilities.
Euro Garages purchased Little Chef from the Kout Food Group in February 2017.
Euro Garages were founded in 2001, by the Issa family, with a single independent petrol forecourt in Bury. Since then the company has expanded rapidly, with a reputation of taking over struggling, under-performing petrol stations and redeveloping them with additional retail facilities (with various franchise partners including Spar, Subway, Greggs and Starbucks), in so turning them round.
It was announced between 12th April 2013 and April 2015 that Euro Garages have bought around 250 Esso filling stations as part of Esso selling off all of their corporate Snack & Shop and On the Run (about half of their UK filling stations). Euro Garages have turned the forecourt shops into Spar and introduced some of their partner brands such as Subway, Greggs and Starbucks on the Go as part of their ongoing investment plans. This has caused a bit of public controversy as many people prefer On the Run's former offering of Costa over Euro Garages' new food brands. They also purchased 48 older Shell filling stations in 2015.
In June 2013, Euro Garages were the first to introduce Starbucks on the Go into their filling stations, replacing Coffee Nation. The machines get upgraded frequently meaning the new ones are bigger and more modern than the older ones.
More recently, Euro Garages have made partnerships with Sainsbury's and KFC to introduce new stores over the next few years. They have plans to rebuild the forecourt at Bangor. In December 2016, it emerged that Euro Garages were looking to take over Little Chef and purchased it on 1 February 2017. They have since closed eight restaurants, looking to replace at least seven of them with Starbucks.
Euro Garages Services
Euro Garages only operate one full motorway service area:
- Rivington (M61)
The following motorway forecourts are run by Euro Garages:
- Blyth (A1(M))
- Cherwell Valley (M40)
- Hamilton (M74) (northbound only)
- Pont Abraham (M4)
- Scotch Corner (A1(M))
- Stafford (South) (M6)
- Tamworth (M42)
- Bangor (A55)
- Baynard's Green (A43)
- Bicester (A41)
- Bickenhill (A45) (eastbound only)
- Browns Blue (A511)
- Calcutt (A419) (northbound only)
- Canley Ford (A45) (eastbound only)
- Colsterworth (A1) (northbound only)
- Ecton (A45)
- Eye Green (A47)
- Folly Tower (A472)
- Gowy (A51)
- Hogs Back (A31) (eastbound only)
- Lomondgate (A82)
- Kinmel Park (A55)
- Markfield (M1/A50/A551)
- Markham Vale (M1)
- Mile End (A5)
- Monmouth (A40)
- Nunney Catch (A361)
- Popham (A303) (eastbound only)
- Rhostyllen (A483)
- Ross Spur (M50/A40/A449)
- Rothwell (A14)
- Saughall (A494)
- Sheffield Parkway (A57)
- Shrewsbury (A5)
- St Kew (A39)
- Thame (A418)
- Uttoxeter (A50)
- Whitchurch (A41)
- Willoughby Hedge (A303)
Euro Garages also own a number of restaurants where they operate an establish brand name under a franchise agreement.
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