Wendy's to compete with McDonald's and Burger King as fast food chain returns to UK

Monday, May 10, 2021

America's second biggest hamburger chain is returning to Britain after 'a couple of decades'.

The US fast-food chain is devising ambitious expansion plans for Britain, as it prepares to return to the country after nearly two decades in business in the UK.

Wendy's, famed for its square burgers, plans to have up to 400 branches across the country and create at least 12.000 jobs, although that could potentially take years, it said.

The burger brand signed a delivery contract with UberEats and is set to launch its own British app when it launches.

A typical Wendy's employs 30 to 50 workers.

The group will open a site in Reading on 2 June, with four more in-room establishments, including Stratford and Oxford, coming in the second half.

British menus, including "baconater" and a "pretzel bacon pub cheeseburger" also feature prominently.