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Just saw this and it’s been a long time since I’ve had anything at a Wendy’s Image

When was the last time you’ve visited a Wendy’s?

hspexy
a month ago
What do you think of this?
chelseaturpin
chelseaturpina month ago

Never visited one of these but was hoping to visit one in America but holiday got cancelled for obvious reasons. Do you know where this is opening?

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarca month ago

Returning? So, this is their second time giving U.K. a chance?

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBananaa month ago

Some of the smaller independent burger shops do the nicest burgers. I've been unimpressed with McDonalds and Burger King burgers and in the past they seemed to be a lot cheaper than they are today. I'm not seeing a lot of difference in price between some of the more interesting burger outlets. If Wendy's is a franchise and people have to make a huge investment in order to use the Wendy branding then you have a lot of additional costs to add to the cost of the burger. If its anything like McDonalds or Burger King I'll only use them when there is an offer on.

On the same subject (sort of) has anyone watched 'Rate my Takeaway' on youtube. A chap from Barnsley who is a bit rough who goes around checking out takeaways and even brings his own table and chair to eat the food outside the restaurant. The youtube channel is doing brilliantly well and there is something slightly addictive about watching it. I'll have to admit the food he is interested in is much more my sort of food, sort of working class food from all around the world rather than posh grub.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd03Ksc7VNypelv_TM3SjSg

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
a month ago

I’ve not seen it, but I did used to watch the pengest munch guy rate the chicken shops in London a few years ago. If it’s similar, I can see the appeal, as it’s more relatable grub

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Mango4
Mango4a month ago

We visited one a few years back at Washington Airport , it was ok nothing special, just another burger outlet, similar to Burger King in the UK.

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angelik
angelika month ago

I've never visited a Wendy's, but I would give them a try if one opened up locally.

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rossruby1977
rossruby1977a month ago

I don’t even know who Wendy is. When was they in the uk? I remember wimpy

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
a month ago

I know there was one in central london almost 2 decades ago, but they didn’t do so well. There are still some Wimpys around

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rossruby1977
rossruby1977a month ago

hspexy I thought all the wimpys have gone by now.

Wendy’s I assume is American and they are coming back. Will give it a try if one opens up.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
a month ago

rossruby1977 I thought the same, but then I saw a few on the outskirts of london. Wendy’s is American, but I’ve only had it here previously as well as out in malaysia

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ch7leach
ch7leacha month ago

rossruby1977 still got a wimpy near me.

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBananaa month ago

I think Wimpy which was inspired by the Popeye side character was the British burger chain before the big American brands. Looking on the Wimpy site the nearest to me is Swanage and I'm in Yeovil which is about 40 miles away. I'm sort of interested in going to a Wimpy just because it was the very first burger I ever had just to see what they are like today and a bit of nostalgia. Here is the wimpy I got my first takeaway burger from and like so many places is now gone and replaced with a Burger King. There was one in nearby Taunton only a few years ago but now that is gone too.

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angelik
angelika month ago

BonzoBanana I used to love Wimpy, we had one on the corner of our local high street when I was a kid. It closed down years ago sadly, as did the ones in the surrounding areas. I actually thought they'd all gone until I read the comments here.

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBananaa month ago

angelik Sadly it does seem a matter of time before they are all gone, seems like a company in retreat that isn't competing with the big burger chains.

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neo1
neo1a month ago

BonzoBanana Never been in a Wendys used to go in Wimpy alot as one close to work back in the day

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ACR
ACRa month ago

I don't really eat fast food burgers, but I'll look forward to getting a Chocolate Frosty. I wonder if they will be adding their Pretzel Bacon Pub Triple (cheeseburger) to the UK menu. Only 1520 calories. I hope that comes with a defibrillator on the side

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tumblespots
tumblespotsa month ago

Never heard of them

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarca month ago

It's a U.S. fast food chain very well known there, not in U.K.

By the way, the OP used the word "returning" correctly as they had been in U.K. in 2001 previously.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheapa month ago

I only like homemade burgers so not interested

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBananaa month ago

To be honest they are always the nicest because you make them with exactly the way you like them and the ingredients are often better quality. A burger is not hard to make well. It is still nice to have a burger out though and some of the more upmarket burger chains do a very good job but not so much McDonalds and Burger King which are lower quality in my opinion.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheapa month ago

BonzoBanana I remember having a burger at McDonald's once never again

My daughter started making burger wraps during lockdown they are very good

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBananaa month ago

Imnotcheap I wouldn't go as far as you but yes McDonalds isn't amazing and so unhealthy despite loving my food I go many years between McDonald's visits. If I have a decent voucher though I'll definitely go. I think 3 years back was sent a voucher book and you could buy a burger and chips for 99p to £1.99 depending on which one you went for and I used most of the vouchers I think and then when no vouchers were available stopped and haven't had a McDonalds burger since. I did go into one perhaps 9 months ago and looked at the prices which were now far higher and just walked out, it was in Bath city centre and I just didn't feel the food justified anywhere near that price. Tell a lie that might have been Burger King not McDonalds (I struggle to tell them apart).

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beccatavender
beccatavendera month ago

I have never been to Wendy's as I never been to the USA, but I have heard of them via TV

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Tk3
Tk3a month ago

I don’t ever think I’ve seen this. Long before my time. Where is the first one anyway ?

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
a month ago

I only knew of the one off shaftsbury Avenue in central London, which shut down, but I’ve been told they had a handful of branches, which all closed. This one opening up is in Stratford

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerrya month ago

Never been to a Wendy’s but will be very minded and eager to try at the first opportunity I get.

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Yahya
Yahyaa month ago

Great another grease chain to add to this country's obesity problem!

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
a month ago

Lol indeed. It replaces a Pizza Hut, but its neighbours is Doner Kebab, KFC and Mcdonalds! So it’s in good company...from memory, they do serve their burgers with ample veg...

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Bossclaz
Bossclaza month ago

Yes get in back I'm the 90s I used to love Wendy Square burgers much better than the others

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dawarwick
dawarwicka month ago

I last had a Wendy’s back in the 80s so will be nice to see them back. I wonder if their burgers will still be square?

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PinkElephant26
PinkElephant26a month ago

Ive never heard of Wendys, but im sure I'll be happy to try when they arrive in uk!

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBananaa month ago

Same here I definitely want to try one once but whether I ever buy again is another matter. Sometimes they open with very good pricing for the first year or so and once they have built up their customer base prices go up.

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