|Road:||A14 between J8 and J9|
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|Signposted from the road?||Yes|
|Grid reference:||SP866764 (SABRE Maps)|
|Services type:||Two sites staggered between junctions, with no public connection between them.|
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For a long time this was a pair of busy Little Chef restaurants, now they both have a new future serving snacks.
Last updated March 2018.
Trivia and History
This was the last site to have two Little Chef restaurants operating in tandem, until they were broken up in 2017.
The westbound Little Chef opened in 1996 and the eastbound Little Chef opened in 1998, the latter using a prefabricated building designed to allow the company to expand quickly, built on land cheaply available on the Kettering Bypass.
In August 2009, the westbound Little Chef received a thorough refurbishment, and was one of three restaurants chosen to appear in the Channel 4 documentary 'Did Heston Change Little Chef?'. With trade increasing it was planned to gain a Burger King, but this didn't materialise.
With Little Chef under new ownership, in June 2017 the eastbound restaurant closed, and the westbound restaurant closed a month later. Both were replaced by a more informal offering.
| Rothwell (eastbound, 4 miles)|
Corley (M6, 38 miles)
Leicester Forest East (M1 north, 37 miles)
|Services on the A14||Thrapston (9 miles)|
|Rothwell (eastbound, 4 miles)||Euro Garages services||Thrapston (9 miles)|