Our History

Little Chef has been serving good food at Britain’s roadsides for over 50 years. The first Little Chef opened in Reading in 1958, the same year Britain got its very first motorway. From 11 seats, we’ve grown to become one of the UK’s favourite roadside restaurants with 78 Little Chef restaurants from Scotland down to Cornwall.

Read on to find out more about our history, our recent restaurant makeovers and of course our all-important food!