Starbucks UK has struck a deal with Euro Garages to transform five Little Chef sites, according to reports.

As reported in The Times, the petrol forecourt operator has acquired the leases for the outlets, which will be converted to coffee shops under a licensing deal.

The national newspaper also revealed that around 30 former Little Chef sites are set to be converted into Starbucks coffee shop outlets by Euro Garages.

The news comes as Starbucks UK revealed it had opened its first UK franchise outlet at Liphook Services in Hampshire this month.