The West Cornwall Pasty Company, retailer of traditional, handmade Cornish pasties, has signed an exclusive partnership with Moto, the UK’s largest motorway service area operator.

Backed by specialist Gresham Private Equity, the West Cornwall Pasty Company currently has 70 sites across the UK and sells over 8 million Cornish pasties anually.

Over the next few years at least 28 West Cornwall Pasty Company franchise kiosks will be opened across Moto locations nationwide. The first newly designed kiosk at the Moto Reading Services West opened this week. The intention is to open many more by the end of the year.

Gavin Williams, CEO, West Cornwall Pasty Company said: “A handmade Cornish pasty is the perfect hand held hot food to eat on the move and we are extremely excited about our partnership with Moto.”

This week, West Cornwall Pasty Company also opened three kiosks at Twickenham Stadium, the home of England rugby, to coincide with the 6 Nations. It is already located at cricket’s famous ground, The Oval.