Opened between 1968 and 1972, Lolworth was one of four Little Chefs to be built on the old A604, now the A14, between Cambridge and Huntingdon. This particular stretch of the A604 at the time was one of the busiest with a lot of long distance traffic travelling between the Midlands and the Port of Felixstowe. Thus, a Little Chef here would have been sure to attract a lot of passing traffic on the road. At the time the road was a three-lane single carriageway so was able to serve traffic in both directions. 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 and the new, expanding settlement of Bar Hill, as well as a nearby RAF (later Army) station at Oakington, so the restaurant had all angles covered, including what should have been a ready supply of staff. However poor wages always made recruitment difficult.
The original building was actually a conversion of a transport cafe and adjoining bungalow owned by the previous operator, George Woolley, who at first retained the petrol station to the front. The later demolition and rebuilding of both, each side by side rather than front to back, probably coincided with the later dualling of the road and redesignation as the A14.
In 1985/86, Lolworth was joined by its eastbound partner, Swavesey, which was located about half a mile west of Lolworth, again when or soon after the road was dualled, depriving Lolworth of Eastbound traffic.
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.