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Corporate Sites

BP corporate site.
A BP-operated garage, with a 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

BP

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

Shell

Shell mainly operate filling stations under the "Select" fascia which usually comes with a food offering called Deli2go.

If the site is not:

  • Attached to a Welcome Break service area
  • Branded as Select Shop or Select Food Store rather than simply Select
  • Branded as Spar, Londis, Mace or another branded offering,

Shell themselves should operate that site.

Murco

Full details: MFG

MFG, the owners of the Murco brand, operate Murco-branded Morcott services.

Restaurants and shops

Co-op Food

All sites with Co-op Food branding on the shop (except Spalding), regardless of fuel branding, will be directly operated by the Co-op.

Costa

Costa operate no motorway sites, but they operate all A-road sites which are not:

KFC

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

McDonald's

McDonald's operate all sites which are:

  • Located within a Welcome Break service area
  • On the A-road network (except Sutton Scotney)

Starbucks

Starbucks operate all sites which are:

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

Travelodge

Travelodge operate all sites which are located alongside a Little Chef or a former Little Chef (details can be found in the notes of each site).

WHSmith

WHSmith operate all sites which are:

Others

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

Corporate filling station sites on the motorway

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.

BP

Shell