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Wisley North
Little Chef Wisley North
Name Wisley North
Number 652
Year Opened 1996/97
Year Closed 2007
Road A3
Location Wisley, Guildford
County Surrey
Postcode GU23 6PT

The Wisley North branch was a former Little Chef restaurant located on the northbound side of the A3 near Wisley, Surrey. 

Wisley North was one half of a purpose-built dual sided Happy Eater site on the A3 in the 1980s with Wisley South its opposite number. Both Happy Eaters were housed in matching buildings with a pitched roof, large windows and red bricks. Both sides were housed alongside filling stations, which complimented the Happy Eater and helped to attract a larger audience. 

By the mid 90s, Forte, who acquired Happy Eater in 1986, decided that it was going to phase out the Happy Eater brand and replace it with the more profitable Little Chef brand which they also owned. Both of the Wisley Sites recieved the treatment with both restaurants changing to Little Chef by 1997. 

Sadly, in 2007, Little Chefs parents, who by now were People's Restaurant Group, hit financial problems and the brand was taken by new owners, venture capitalists R Capital. Not all the sites transferred over and Wisley North was one of the 41 to be closed in 2007.

However, this was not the end for the Little Chef as it reopened as a Starbucks branch. The Starbucks is still operating today and the southbound Little Chef is also still soldiering on.

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