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American Chain Wendy's Is Coming To The UK

American Chain Wendy's Is Coming To The UK

You've probably heard the name from US films, but burger chain Wendy's is prepping to come back to the UK next year.

Apparently, executives at the chain have revealed plans for a major launch in Britain - which could include as many as 20 locations.

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This Is Money reported that the brand's famous square shaped burgers start off at the lower end of the heart attack scale with the Jr. Hamburger which comes in at a fair 240 calories. Then it ranges from the likes of the BBQ Cheeseburger Double which has 870 calories in, to the ridiculous Bacon Jalapeno Triple Burger which has a pretty shocking 1,280 calories.

The Bacon Jalapeno Triple Burger. Credit: Wendy's
The Bacon Jalapeno Triple Burger. Credit: Wendy's

They also have breakfast options that include such healthy delights as the Breakfast Baconator. The website's description describes it as 'grilled sausage, American cheese, Applewood smoked bacon, fresh-cracked grade A eggs, (deep breath), more cheese and more bacon all covered in swiss cheese sauce. Don't just break your fast. Destroy it.'

You'd also be destroying your daily recommended calorie allowance, but rules are there to be broken I suppose.

The Baconator. Credit: Wendy's
The Baconator. Credit: Wendy's
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There's also a load of salads, but let's be honest, who's going for them. Plus there's a selection of croissant buns, as well as meal deals and cheaper options.

The company unveiled to shareholders that the franchise could hit the UK as soon as the next 12 months and has apparently already started looking for partners and sites to use.

The brand is the third largest burger chain in the world, after Maccies and Burger King, who, of course, have laid down roots in the UK long ago - so the move makes sense really.

According to a report by The Mail on Sunday, The Wendy's Company president of the international division and chief development officer Abigail Pringle said they want to be involved in the growing fast food industry in the UK.

She said: "We believe their overall growth in the quick service restaurant segment - and hamburger specifically - is growing and we believe we can be a challenger brand in that market and have great success.

"The United Kingdom will be our 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."

Featured Image Credit: Wendy's

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into the world of music. Quickly realising that you can't pay your bills with guestlist, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]

 

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