|Year Opened||Pre 1965|
The Little Chef at Astley was one of the A580's earliest sites. The restaurant first opened between 1958 & 1965 alongside a filling station. The Little Chef was housed inside of a small, prefabricated, rectangular building with a flat roof; a typical Little Chef house design of the era.
In 1988/89, Forte decided to modernise and enlarge the small Little Chef by building a completely new restaurant building. The new building had the pitched roof, double front and red bricks; the Little Chef building design of the mid 80s to early 90s era. In the early 90s, Forte saw that the Astley Little Chef was one of the more busier sites and decided to add a Little Chef Coffee Stop alongside the restaurant. The Coffee Stop was later replaced by a Burger King in the Granada era but this later closed.
The Little Chef at Astley sadly closed in 2010 and has since been operating as an independent known as Zest which is an Indian restaurant.The front of Astley Little Chef featured in an Episode of the Peter Kay show "Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere."