Burger King restaurants across the country’s motorway network are reopening for takeaway service – but only for HGV drivers initially.

Operator Moto said it was reopening eight sites on 14 May, but in order to ensure safe working practices were established for restaurant teams and customers, just truckers will be allowed to order the food.

On 21 May, a further 19 Burger King sites will reopen.

Ken McMeikan, Moto’s chief executive, said: “We are delighted to support motorway users with the reopening of Burger King and to welcome back some of our furloughed colleagues.

“This is another significant step forward to reopening our catering brands and we look forward to opening more in the coming weeks.

“I’d like to pay tribute once again to the key workers, HGV drivers and the NHS for the amazing job they continue to do for our country.”

The initial eight sites are: Cherwell Valley (M40), Chieveley (M4/A34), Donington Park (M1), Leigh Delamere West (M4), Medway North (M2), Tamworth (M42), Toddington North (M1), Wetherby (A1M).

Sites opening on 21 May are: Birch East (M62), Blyth (A1M), Bridgwater (M5), Doncaster (M18), Exeter (M5), Ferrybridge (M62), Hilton Park North (M6), Kinross (M90), Knutsford South (M6), Lancaster North (M6), Leigh Delamere East (M4), Pease Pottage (M23/A23), Reading East & West (M4), Scotch Corner (A1M/A66), Southwaite North (M6), Thurrock (M25), Trowell North (M1), Heston West (M4).

Last month, Moto began offering free hot food and drinks to truck drivers as a thank you for their service during the Coronavirus pandemic.