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Predecessors:Malongo Cafe, Coffee Primo, Little Chef
Opening hours:All motorway units 24 hours
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Twitter: @StarbucksUK

On 12 May 2006 Starbucks was introduced, under license by Welcome Break, to Corley to see whether it would rival Coffee Primo, but the two turned out to be pretty equal so they decided to leave things as they are. In 2009 Welcome Break tried Starbucks again with the opening of a new one at Warwick southbound and soon announced that they would be rolling it out across all of their services. All of Extra's new services have got a Starbucks unit too.

They have 6,000 stores across the world (most of which, it seems, are in London!) and provide coffee for everyone - both on the go or looking to relax. It started in the 1970s and were still growing, but recently things have taken a turn for the worst and some of their new outlets are closing.

All Welcome Break sites include Starbucks units that are open 24 hours.

Several A-road Starbucks coffee shops are operated by Euro Garages and are often housed within former Little Chef buildings.

Drive Thru

In August 2012, Welcome Break opened two drive thru Starbucks units, utilising former buildings at Fleet and Membury. At the time they were the only drive thru's on the motorway network, and one of few examples of Starbucks drive thrus in the UK.

Owing to their popularity more have since been built, with purpose-built glass restaurants springing out on spare land owned by Welcome Break's car parks.

Starbucks on the Go

Starbucks on the Go are Starbucks' coffee machine brand, much like Costa Express. They are currently available at several Euro Garages sites.


Starbucks operate at most Welcome Break and Extra motorway services. They are:

MSA Drive Thrus

Welcome Break are now building separate drive thru units.

A-road Services

A-road Drive Thrus

Starbucks on the Go Locations

MSA Forecourts

A-Road Forecourts

Former Locations

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