Iconic fast food chain that rivals McDonalds opening 8 new restaurants – see full list of locations & if one is near you

AN iconic fast food chain that rivals McDonald’s is set to open eight new restaurants.

US burger chain Wendy’s, which already has 23 sites in the UK, will cut the ribbon on the new locations this year.

Wendy's currently has 23 restaurants in the UK


Wendy’s currently has 23 restaurants in the UKCredit: NB PRESS LTD
The Wendy's site in Hull opened in March


The Wendy’s site in Hull opened in MarchCredit: NB PRESS LTD

Over the last few years, it has built up a loyal customer base and has opened 30 new restaurants in areas such as CamdenReading and Brighton.

The chain, which made its return to the UK high street in 2021 after a 20-year hiatus, has been hailed as “better than McDonald’s“.

Fans in particular rave about their “god tier” signature square burgers and iconic ice cream milkshakes known as Frostys.

Now they’ll be able to pick up their favourites in even more sites too.

The American fast-food giant has confirmed it will be serving more foodies across eight new locations in the UK this year, with more on their way.

It was unable to confirm the exact dates of the openings but we will keep readers updated.

Wendy’s will be cutting the ribbon on a new site in Middlesbrough in the coming months.

Then, Liverpool will also welcome its first brick-and-mortar restaurant later this year, following the launch of a delivery kitchen which opened in 2023.

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Sheffield is also getting a second restaurant, joining its first high street location which opened in 2022.

Wendy’s franchisee, GH Burgers, will be opening its first restaurant in Wood Green, north London in 2024.

While another franchisee restaurant is opening in Newcastle too.

Both will still serve fresh Wendy’s menu items at Wendy’s prices.

Fans in Essex will also be able to enjoy Wendy’s when it launches in Southend-on Sea.

After a year in Northern Gateway Leisure Park, Wendy’s will be opening its second restaurant in Colchester too.

It will be bang on the high street.

The new Cambridge restaurant will be welcoming foodies for the first time in 2024 too.

Full list of new Wendy’s restaurants

Here is the full list of planned openings for 2024:

  • Liverpool
  • Middlesbrough
  • Wood Green
  • Newcastle
  • Sheffield
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • Colchester
  • Cambridge

Michael Clarke, UK managing director for Wendy’s said: “We’ve seen great momentum in building Wendy’s fandom in the UK, and the love and excitement for this iconic brand grows stronger with each new restaurant opening.

“British consumers constantly ask ‘where’s Wendy’s opening next?’ and we’re thrilled to answer the call by rapidly expanding our brand presence into new areas across the country, giving Brits more access to fresh, high-quality food that they deserve.”

Where are Wendy’s locations already?

Wendy’s currently has a total of 23 sites in the UK.

The new openings follow sites launching in Chelmsford and Hull in March.

Late last year, the chain opened the Kingswood Retail Park drive-thru.

 You can find Wendy’s brick-and-mortar restaurants at the following locations: 

  • Brampton Hut – Great North Road, Brampton, Huntingdon, PE28 4NQ     
  • Brighton – 192 Western Rd, Brighton, BN1 2BA      
  • Camden – 189 Camden High St, London, NW1 7BP     
  • Colchester – Northern Gateway, off Junction 28 of the A12, Cuckoo Farm Way.        
  • Croydon – 19/20 Wellesley Rd, Croydon, CR9 1NG      
  • Kingston – 57 Eden St, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1DA     
  • Leeds – 88-91 Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6NP   
  • Lincoln – 195 High Street, Lincoln, LN5 7AL      
  • Maidstone – 35-39 Week St, Maidstone, ME14 1QS      
  • Oxford – 1 Magdalen St, Oxford, OX1 3AE      
  • Peterborough – 1 Bourges View Park, Maskew Avenue, Peterborough, PE1 2FG   
  • Portsmouth – 144 Commercial Road, Portsmouth, PO1 1DA   
  • Reading – 1 Station Rd, Reading, RG1 1LG      
  • Romford – 64B South St, Romford, RM1 1RB      
  • Sheffield – 25 High St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield, S1 2GA     
  • Stratford – The Stratford Centre, 52, Broadway, E15 1NG      
  • Sutton – 96-98 High St, Sutton, SM1 1LT      
  • Uxbridge – 57 High St, Uxbridge, UB8 1JP      
  • Wisbech – Horsefair Shopping Centre, 28 Churchill Road, Wisbech, PE13 1AR      
  • Guildford – 12c North St, Guildford GU1 4LL  
  • Derby – Unit 2, College Park, Normanton Rd, Derby DE1 2GH  
  • Hull – Wendy’s Kingswood Retail Park, Hull HU7 3DB  
  • Chelmsford 9, 10 High St, Chelmsford CM1 1BE 

Wendy’s is also available for delivery in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Greater London on Uber Eats, Just Eat and Deliveroo apps.

The news comes just weeks after the burger chain announced it was lunching new menu items to rival Maccies.

Wendy’s has launched its own version of a much-loved item that its rival McDonald’s discontinued, the Snack Wrap.

Wendy’s has added four wraps to the UK menu – Signature Chicken, BBQ Chicken, Curry Mayo and Avocado Chicken.

The wraps feature chicken topped with shredded cheddar cheese, salad and either Heinz mayo or another sauce of your choice.

The new options are fully customisable, so even the fussiest of eaters will be able to change their orders to their liking.

Fans can pick whether to have classic, spicy or grilled chicken fillets inside.

Each wrap is priced at just under £3 individually or £7.99 for a combo meal which includes two wraps, medium fries and a medium drink.

Wendy’s wraps are available now at any of its sites.

Meanwhile, McDonald’s fans will be eager to know the latest on the return of a beloved breakfast dish that hasn’t been available in four years.

Plus, have a look inside world’s ‘biggest’ Wendy’s where hundreds of hungry fans travel 150 miles to queue for hours to get a taste.

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