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Corporate Sites

BP corporate site.
A BP-operated garage, with a Wild Bean Café and M&S.

Most filling stations are operated by companies who have nothing to do with the fuel supplier - for example, Esso supply fuel to some Euro Garages forecourts, but Euro Garages operate the filling station themselves with their choice of shop.

However, sometimes, the fuel majors actually operate their own sites. This page explains the patterns by which you can usually identify whether a filling station is centrally-operated, rather than by a franchise or licence basis.

Filling stations

Shell Jubilee.
A Shell-operated filling station with Deli2go and Budgens.


On the motorway and A-road network, 'BP Express Shopping' operate many BP-branded forecourts.

These include:


Shell mainly operate petrol stations under the 'Select' fascia which usually comes with a food offering called deli by Shell. These all have Costa Express machines inside them.

These include:

  • Select stores (except those located within Welcome Break service areas)
  • 'Little Waitrose at Shell Select' branded stores
  • Budgens stores with a deli by Shell range inside

Restaurants and shops

Co-Op fuel.
A Co-op filling station.

Co-op Food

The Co-operative Group operate many A-road services.

These include:

  • Texaco stations with Co-op shops
  • Co-op Petrol sites

The Co-operative Group do not operate:


The only signposted A-road service areas which have cafés operated by Costa directly are Cornwall, Evesham, Gateway, Minster, Solstice and Wynyard Park.

Costa doesn't operate:

  • Any motorway cafés
  • Cafés located within petrol stations
  • Cafés in Premier Inn hotels


KFC operate:

KFC do not operate restaurants located within EG Group, Moto or Welcome Break service areas.


McDonald's operate all sites which are:

  • Located within Extra service areas
  • Part of an A-road service area (exceptions apply)

McDonald's do not operate any sites within Roadchef service areas.


Starbucks operate all sites which are:

  • Not advertised on premises as an EG Group, Welcome Break or 23.5 Degrees site
  • Branded as Starbucks rather than "We proudly serve Starbucks"


WHSmith operate all sites which are:

  • Located at Extra and GRIDSERVE services
  • Folkestone


All Cotton Traders, Fone Bitz, Quicksilver, Top Gift and Travellers are centrally operated.

Corporate filling station sites on the motorway

Taunton Deane Shell fuel.
The Shell-operated petrol station at Taunton Deane.

These filling stations have nothing to do with the main operator of the site, so contact the fuel operator themselves if you have any queries.