Roadside eateries have quite a bad reputation here in the UK. Mention stopping in a motorway service station and you’re frequently met with looks of shock, if not pure horror.
Why? Well unlike my experience of the classic roadside American diner the UK service station is a place of remorseless functionality, lacking in personality or value for money. It is hardly difficult to comprehend why in a recent study car hire agency Europcar found that 95 percent of UK motorists believe the choice, price and quality of roadside food is unacceptable and a massive 80 percent of those surveyed said they’d rather go hungry than stop to eat.
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