Moto to reopen 25 Burger King restaurants as commuters return to the roads

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Moto to open 25 Burger King fast food restaurants as commuters return to roads coronavirus lockdown

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Motorway service area operator Moto is to reopen 25 of its Burger King restaurants for takeaway only.

Eight restaurants will reopen on Thursday (14 May), initially just for HGV drivers, to give Moto an opportunity to ensure safe working practices for restaurant teams and customers, it says.

A further 17 restaurants will open to all customers on 21 May.

“We are delighted to support motorway users with the reopening of Burger King and to welcome back some of our furloughed colleagues,” says Moto CEO Ken McMeikan.

“This is another significant step forward to reopening our catering brands and we look forward to opening more in the coming weeks. I’d like to pay tribute once again to the key workers, HGV drivers and the NHS for the amazing job they continue to do for our country.”

Moto is the UK’s largest motorway service area business, operating more than 60 locations within the UK with more than 300 branded restaurants, shops and forecourts. Restaurant and foodservice brands it works with include Marks & Spencer, Greggs, Costa Coffee and Burger King.

The initial eight sites are: Cherwell Valley (M40), Chieveley (M4/A34), Donington Park (M1), Leigh Delamere West (M4), Medway North (M2), Tamworth (M42), Toddington North (M1), Wetherby (A1M).

These will be followed by a further 17 restaurants: Birch East (M62), Blyth (A1M), Bridgwater (M5), Doncaster (M18), Exeter (M5), Ferrybridge (M62), Hilton Park North (M6), Kinross (M90), Knutsford South (M6), Lancaster North (M6), Leigh Delamere East (M4), Pease Pottage (M23/A23), Reading East & West (M4), Scotch Corner (A1M/A66), Southwaite North (M6), Thurrock (M25), Trowell North (M1), Heston West (M4).

Burger King has already announced that it will reopen a further 72 locations on Monday​ (18 May) for delivery and drive through.

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