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Leek
Former leek little chef
Name Leek
Number 124
Year Opened 1972-76
Year Closed 2004/05
Road A523
Location Winkhill, Leek
County Staffordshire
Postcode ST13 7PN

The Leek branch was a former Little Chef restaurant located on the A523 near Leek, Staffordshire. 

The Little Chef first opened between 1972 and 1976. In this era Forte and in a bid to grow Little Chef quickly Forte displatched teams of people to comb the country looking for suitable sites to buy up with houses, inns and existing roadside restaurants all proving popular. This looks like it may have been one of those sites. 

However, by 2004 the owners Permira of Canada were keen to sell Little Chef and, to make it more saleable, decided to slim down Little Chef's portfolio, putting 131 sites up for sale including Leek. It closed in 2004/5. 

The Little Chef was later replaced by an independent roadside cafe known as the Windy Ridge Cafe. In 2014, the cafe closed and was bought by local food producers Cottage Delight. They decided to refurbish the building and open up as a cafe with retail space.

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