Last month American fast food chain Wendy’s announced that they’d be returning to the UK with a plan to roll-out 20 new restaurants, more than twenty years after they closed all British stores. All v exciting for burger fans up and down the country, eh?
Wendy’s is the third biggest burger chain in the world (after McDonald’s and Burger King obvs) and was founded in Ohio in the sixties. It’s most famed for its classic hamburgers, sea salt fries and their Frosty (an ice cream-milkshake hybrid). It closed all UK branches back in 1999 and has since only been available in North and South America as well as a few locations in Asia.
A spokesperson for Wendy’s revealed that whilst the first of the new UK outlets will be opening in Reading during “the first half of this year”, they are also able to confirm that: “we will open a restaurant in Oxford, and are also exploring additional opportunities in the London area.”
Over the weekend it was also revealed which of Wendy’s most popular items would be headed for the Reading menu. First up, the Dave Single Burger, which is a fresh beef quarter pounder, loaded with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle, onions, mayonnaise and ketchup on a toasted bun.
Also available will be Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Sandwich (breaded chicken breast marinated in a blend of peppers and spices, served with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise in a toasted bun), the Chocolate Frosty (somewhere between a milkshake and an ice cream) and the Avocado Chicken Salad.
We look forward to sampling it…