Little Chef seeks tenants for site

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A MAJOR roadside fast food chain is urging businesses to come forward to take over a disused franchise on a busy roundabout.

Little Chef is conducting a review of its estate and has identified a number of sites that it is seeking to let.

The sites up for grabs include eight Little Chefs around the country and 11 Burger King franchises which operate on Little Chef sites.

One of those Burger King sites is in the Little Chef restaurant on the Fiveways Roundabout, near Mildenhall.

Little Chef is now looking for new tenants for the facility with the help of hospitality specialists, Christie & Co.

Tim Gooding, director of Christie & Co, said: “Little Chef is synonymous with convenient roadside locations and while these sites have been identified as surplus to the estate and earmarked for letting by the company, that core advantage remains for prospective tenants.

“Moreover, the sites have tremendous appeal for a variety of food and beverage and alternative uses such as retail, leisure and office accommodation. As such, we are anticipating a great deal of interest in the instruction.”

The Little Chef at the Fiveways will continue to trade.

The news comes as preliminary work on dualling the A11 from the Fiveways to Thetford begins.

In June, McDonald’s was given planning permission to build a new restaurant on the opposite side of the roundabout.

A petrol station and hotel are also planned for the site.