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Hickory's

Hickory's
Hickory's
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Locations:11
Introduced:1980s
Removed:1990s

Hickory's was a waitress-service restaurant created and operated by RoadChef.

It was created in the late 1980s, which was the peak period for roadside restaurants, all following a similar model to that led by Little Chef. Hickory's was themed around a clock, with a chef mouse as its mascot. The menu offered cooked snacks, grills and vegetarian platters, as well as an all-day breakfast called 'The Traveller'.

As well as providing the main restaurant option at RoadChef's motorway service areas, RoadChef also two branches of Hickory's on A-roads which barely mentioned RoadChef's name at all. These would go on to be leased to AJ's, and eventually become part of the Little Chef chain.

Meanwhile, motorway catering underwent a revamp from 1992, with more free-flow buffets, burger bars and coffee shops. It was during this period that Hickory's was removed.

The service and quality of food at Hickory's were highly commended in a 1989 edition of Restaurateur, although it noted that this was matched by higher than usual prices.

Locations

The following restaurants were branded Hickory's: