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Corporate Sites

BP corporate site.
A BP-operated garage, with a Wild Bean Café and M&S.

Most filling stations are operated by companies who have nothing to do with the fuel supplier - for example, Esso supply fuel to some Euro Garages forecourts, but Euro Garages operate the filling station themselves with their choice of shop.

However, sometimes, the fuel majors actually operate their own sites. This page explains the patterns by which you can usually identify whether a filling station is centrally-operated, rather than by a franchise or license basis.

Filling stations

Shell Jubilee.
A Shell-operated filling station with Deli2go and Budgens.


On the motorway and A-road network, 'BP Express Shopping' operate many BP-branded forecourts.

These include:


Shell mainly operate petrol stations under the 'Select' fascia which usually comes with a food offering called deli by Shell. These all have Costa Express machines inside them.

These include:

  • Select stores (except those located within Welcome Break service areas)
  • 'Little Waitrose at Shell Select' branded stores
  • Budgens stores with a deli by Shell range inside

Restaurants and shops

Co-Op fuel.
A Co-op filling station.

Co-op Food

Co-op operate many A-road services.

These include:

  • Texaco stations with Co-op shops
  • Co-op Petrol sites

However, Co-op don't operate any sites with Gulf fuel branding.


Costa operate sites which are located at few A-road service areas.

Costa doesn't operate:


KFC operate all sites which are not located at Welcome Break or Moto service areas. These include:


McDonald's operate all sites which are located within Welcome Break service areas, most Extra service areas and most A-road service areas. These exclude:


Starbucks operate all sites which are:

  • Not advertised on premises as a Euro Garages, Welcome Break or 23.5 Degrees site
  • Branded as Starbucks rather than "We proudly serve Starbucks"


WHSmith operate all sites which are:


All Cotton Traders, Fone Bitz, Ladbrokes, Quicksilver, Top Gift and Travellers are centrally operated.

Corporate filling station sites on the motorway

Taunton Deane Shell fuel.
The Shell-operated petrol station at Taunton Deane.

These filling stations have nothing to do with the main operator of the site, so contact the fuel operator themselves if you have any queries.