FLIPPIN' GREAT Wendy’s is coming to Britain and we’ll soon be able to feast on the American chain’s burgers
AMERICAN burger chain Wendy’s has announced plans to launch in the UK next year with as many as 20 locations.
Bosses at the third largest burger chain in the world told investors the first British Wendy’s could open in the next 12 to 18 months.
According to meeting transcripts obtained by the Mail on Sunday, Wendy’s has been looking into opening a UK store for over a year.
They reportedly plan to create an international headquarters in Britain and use it as a base to expand in Europe.
The Sun has put this to Wendy's and we'll update this story as soon as we get a response.
This isn’t the first time Wendy’s has tried to cross the pond - it first came to the UK in the 1980s and 1990s, but decided to close all their UK stores in 1999.
The market has changed a lot in the past two decades, and American chains such as Five Guys have already seen huge success in the UK.
Wendy’s was founded in Ohio, USA in 1969 and is now the world’s third largest burger chain after McDonald’s and Burger King.
It has over 6,700 outlets in 30 countries across the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.
The Wendy’s USA menu includes hamburgers, breakfast burgers, croissant bun burgers, chicken nuggets and more.
Earlier this month, Wendy's reintroduced its popular spicy nuggets to the menu which have proved hugely popular with hungry Americans.
In related news, American chicken shop Chick-Fil-A opened its first UK store earlier this month, but announced last week that the store would shut following backlash over the owner’s anti-LGBT views.
McDonald's may be a regular sight across the UK, but sadly its Big Brekkie Burger is still only available in Australia.
If you're after a cheap fast food that IS available in the UK, KFC has launched several new deals including a fillet burger for £4.