It’s a huge hit with foodies in the US. Now, popular burger chain Wendy’s has its sights on opening in the UK.
The fast food joint, famous for its square-shaped burgers and its Bacon Jalepeno Triple Cheeseburger, is reportedly exploring the possibility of opening 20 restaurants in unnamed locations.
The company is believed to be scouting out potential locations, with the first restaurants opening in the next 12 to 18 months.
If it does come to our shores, it won’t cost you much more than your standard fast food meal. A bacon double stack, four piece nuggets, small fries and a drink comes in at $5 across the pond.
As reported in the Mirror , the company has started looking for sites and franchise partners in the UK.
This would represent the first step into Europe for the Wendy’s, which is the third biggest burger chain in the world behind McDonald’s and Burger King.
According to documents seen by The Mail on Sunday, Abigail Pringle, president of the international division and chief development officer, said: “The United Kingdom will be out beachhead to European expansion. We believe it is a growing market and it has lots of great growth ahead of it.
“We also know that great American brands have been successful. Burger brands have been unbelievably successful there. But we believe that we can challenge those brands.”
By James Andrews and Robert Fairnie
Source: Chronicle Live