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Julie's Pantry was a name created by Welcome Break in 1980. It provided a bright and attractive dining area and comfortable seating. The staff wore green dungarees, and the logo showed a girl wearing an apron.
When Welcome Break were bought by Trusthouse Forte, they saw Julie's as an opportunity to keep up the burger bars being offered by their rivals. It was introduced to most services.
In the 1990s, Julie's Pantry was streamlined and branded Julie's Express. It served burgers in a takeaway form from a counter, like any of the fast food brands that followed it. In fact, some Julie's stood next to KFC.
In 1996 Granada bought Welcome Break, and announced they were going to introduce the brands they owned to its services. By 1998, all Julie's Pantries had been replaced by Granada's favoured franchise, Burger King. Many of those replacement Burger Kings are still in exactly the same place today.