The prime aim of visiting a petrol station is filling up the tank, and possibly to grab the odd sweets, snacks and drinks for the road, but what if you could bag yourself a burger too? Well, at this petrol station in Oldham you can have it all, leaving with a vehicle full of petrol and a full stomach, too.
Monarch Service Station in Royton might look like your average petrol station but this spot has gone viral as it’s home to a restaurant serving smashed burgers, as well as an incredible sweet and snack selection. Popping up across TikTok due to its unique offerings has led people to travel from all over the country to sample the petrol station’s goodies.
The site is home to a Nisa shop and Shell forecourt, but one reason that drives people here is Smashville Burger. Serving up unreal stacked burgers stuffed with smashed beef patties and melted cheese, finished with their signature sauce all in a brioche bun, they are definitely worth pulling over for.
Smashville Burger also serves chicken burgers filled with crispy-coated chicken tenders, alongside loaded fries topped with the likes of cheese whizz, lettuce, onion, jalapeños, Nashville chopped chicken, sautéed red peppers finished with gherkins and special house sauce. Their dipping sauces range from mayo to mustard, dynamite to hot cheese whizz, house garlic mayo to a gravy pot for the ultimate dunking.
But it doesn’t stop there. Smashville Burger offers your classic soft drinks and milkshakes to accompany your burger and fries as well as beverages that don’t appear often on menus like Twisto Kiwi, Fanta Grape and Calypso Triple Melon Lemonade. Plus, you can even slurp on a frozen Fanta in flavours like blue raspberry, strawberry and lemon and also frozen Coca-Cola, with the option of two flavours being blended together.
As for the sweets and snack selection at this petrol station, you’ll feel as if you’ve walked into a foodie heaven that will take your road trip nibbles to another level. Boasting American cereals like Lucky Charms, Hershey’s chocolate and syrups, those viral and super sour vacuum-packed pickles, and a huge range of sweets, crisps, and drinks, your basket could get filled pretty quickly.
With aisle upon aisle of snacks, inside you’ll find multiple flavours of spicy Mexican crisp Takis, Pringles and Lays, making it an unlikely pilgrimage for fans of American snacks. For the sweet-toothed drivers and passengers, you can pick up the likes of boxes of Timbits, Jolly Ranchers, Swedish Fish, Tootsie Rolls and Jelly Beans.
Taking things up a notch further, this Oldham petrol station also boasts slushie machines and a Reese’s hot chocolate dispenser which promises the perfect combination of hot chocolate and peanut butter. Talk about dreamy.
In other words, you could quite possibly get every meal of the day inside this unassuming petrol station in Oldham. Road trips will never be the same again with this stop nearby.
Find Smashville Burger Co at Shell Monarch Service Station, Broadway, Royton, Oldham, OL2 5DD.