Welcome Break opens first PizzaExpress

Motorway service operator Welcome Break has opened its first PizzaExpress restaurant.

The restaurant, the first on the motorway network, is located at Oxford Services on the M40 (junction 8A) and a total of 40 new jobs have been created.

The 88-seater restaurant offerd table service to both hotel guests and motorway service visitors and is open for 11 hours per day, from 11am until 10pm 364 days a year.

Welcome Break CEO Rod McKie said: “We are looking forward to the first PizzaExpress opening at Oxford Services. We are confident that our customers will welcome the addition of one of the UK’s most popular and much-loved restaurant brands to Welcome Break.

“In recent years we have seen a growing trend with our customers, both business and leisure, wanting to spend more time at our service stations across the UK and be able to enjoy a dining experience comparable to that on the high street.

“I am delighted that PizzaExpress will allow us to offer that experience to our customers. Our joint aim is to open many more PizzaExpress restaurants across our UK motorway network.”