Rock Island Diner
|Rock Island Diner|
There used to be a network of '50s rock-and-roll-themed diners across the country, although there are none left now. There were only ever two at motorway services. It's thought that it was introduced at Tamworth on a trial basis and was deemed a success, with several more sites on the drawing board, but plans were changed when Granada got hold of the Little Chef brand, which they preferred.
The diner format was recycled by Welcome Break in 2016 with their tie-in with Ed's Easy Diner, also using a purpose-built separate building.