Opened between 1968 and 1972, Lolworth was one of four Little Chefs to be built on the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon. This particular stretch of the A14 at the time was one of the busiest with a lot of long distance traffic travelling to the Midlands and from the Port of Felixstowe. Thus, a Little Chef here would've been sure to attract a lot of passing traffic on the road. Little Chef's owners at the time, Forte, thought so too and in order to maximise the restaurant's potential, they chose a location close to Cambridge, a large city in the area, to help encourage locals. The Little Chef was also built alongside a filling station so the restaurant had all angles covered.
In 1985/86, Lolworth was joined by its eastbound partner, Swavesey, which was located about half a mile west of Lolworth.
Owing to its prime location beside the busy A14, Forte wasted no time in adding a Little Chef Coffee stop to the building in the early 90s. This was also the time when the site recieved another bonus of a Travelodge hotel in order to fully cater for the weary traveller. In the Granada era, the Coffee Stop was replaced with a Burger King along with many other Coffee Stop sites. The Burger King however closed in the mid 2000s.
In 2014, the Little Chef at Lolworth closed. Not because it was an underperforming site but in order to make way for a major refurbishment with a similar design to the 'Wonderfully British' makeover which took place at 10 restaurants in 2011. Not only was Lolworth the first site to receive a major refurbishment in 2014, it was also the first site to recieve a major refurbishment under the ownership of the Kout Food Group. As part of the rennovations, the long lost Burger King was resurrected.
In May 2017, the Little Chef and Burger King were both closed down. It is believed that new owners Eurogarages decided against keeping the site, due to upcoming plans to widen the A14 near Lolworth.