Forecourt retailer and Little Chef owner Euro Garages has appointed Nabil Subuh, former chief executive of Square Pie, as its new group operations director.

Subuh, who stepped down as chief executive of Square Pie after just 12 months of leading the gourmet pie shop chain, was also previously Welcome Break’s commercial director.

He also had spells at Pret A Manger, Whitbread and Coffee Republic.

Euro Garages is backed by TDR Capital and currently operates c340 sites.

The forecourt operator recently opened its first KFC drive-through, as part of plans to open 30 more across the UK by 2020. The new KFC site is part of a £3.5m development at Mill Farm in Wesham, Lancashire, which includes a BP petrol station, Sainsbury’s Local and Greggs.

In February, Kout Food Group confirmed the sale of its Little Chef portfolio to Euro Garages.

Kuwait-based Kout acquired the c70-strong estate from RCapital for £15m in 2013.

Euro Garages has established high-profile partnerships with BP, Esso, Shell, Starbucks, Subway, Burger King, Greggs and Spar. Many of the Little Chef sites, which are predominantly based on A-Roads, could be converted to these brands, as the company continues its strategy of developing multi-site destinations.