Starbucks to open at M-way services

Motorists will soon be able to grab a Starbucks coffee for the first time at motorway service stations.

The coffee shop chain has joined forces with Welcome Break to rebrand 29 Coffee Primo outlets over the next 16 months.

The first sites to be transformed will be at Oxford Services on the M40 and Hopwood Park on the M42 and will open in time for the Easter get-away traffic.

Starbucks has more than 600 outlets on the UK high street, with a drive-thru site in Cardiff, but it does not have any outlets at UK motorway service stations.

Welcome Break's 24 sites cater for 80 million people annually and also houses Waitrose, Burger King and Days Inn brads.

In August, it will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its first site at Newport Pagnell on the M1.

Chief executive Rod McKie said: "This will complement the expansion of the Waitrose estate within Welcome Break and is part of a significant investment by the company."

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