The Little Chef at Quatford first opened between 1968 and 1972. In this era Forte sent teams around the UK trying to buy up existing roadside cafes and inns in order to quickly grow Little Chef without the delays and the planning process required to build new sites from scratch. From the design of the building, a converted house or inn, it looks like Quatford was one of these cases.
The Little Chef at Quatford was a lone stander. There were no other facilities to accompany the restaurant in its lifetime and it was positioned in a fairly remote area. However, due to its prime location beside the village of Quatford, there was always the chance of attracting locals to the Little Chef as well as traffic on the A442, meaning extra custom. It seemed that the restaurant was much loved by the locals as it was described as an 'iconic feature' by the residents of Quatford.
In 2004/05, Permira announced the sale of 131 Little Chef sites. They were usually standalone sites with no accompanying lodges or facilities. In early 2005, the Quatford branch closed.
Happily, the Little Chef reopened as an independent known as Tony's Diner. It specialises in Fish and Chips.