Despite this change, some Restbites continued to see refurbishment, moving them away from a green colour scheme used when it was introduced in 2007, to a black one. Roadchef appear to be maintaining Restbite in older-style, free-flow restaurant services, and the newer options in services built around a central dining area, which is what the whole estate is moving towards.
Some of the past names for Roadchef's buffet-style restaurant include:
En Route: registered in 1983
Orchards restaurant: found in documents since 1983. Had distinctive green colours, aiming for a country kitchen-style.
Juggernauts: registered in 1993. May not have been used.
Foodfayre: had sections called Spaghetti Junction, Pizza Pasta and the Hot Range. It used a blue colour scheme.
onRoute: a return to a previous pun. Its flagship site was Norton Canes which boasted a "food theatre".
LocationsRestbite operate at some Roadchef services. They are:
Restbite used to operate at:
- Annandale Water (A74(M))
- Durham (A1(M))
- Hamilton (M74)
- Killington Lake (M6)
- Northampton (M1/A43)
- Norton Canes (M6 Toll)
- Pont Abraham (M4)
- Rownhams (M27)
- Sandbach (M6)
- Sedgemoor (South) (M5)
- Taunton Deane (M5)
- Tibshelf (M1)
- Watford Gap (M1)
- Winchester (M3)
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