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Wendy’s reveals its UK menu as it prepares to open branches around the country

Wendy’s has unveiled the first four items that will appear on the chain’s menu once the first UK branch in Reading opens.

The US fast-food giants has teased that its best-selling Dave Burger will be among the items crossing the pond and making it onto British plates when it opens its Reading and Oxford restaurants in the next five months. 

It’s been 21 years since Wendy’s closed all its restaurants around the UK in 1999. 

The burger chain, which is the third largest in the world after McDonald’s and Burger King, hasn’t revealed how many locations it will open or how many jobs it’s UK expansion will create. 

The brand has teased its tantalising menu, revealing its most popular dessert – the Chocolate Frosty – will also be available, the Sun reported. The full menu is yet to be released. 

Wendy’s has teased some of the items that will appear on the UK menu ahead of their restaurant opening in Reading and Oxford in the upcoming year. The Dave’s Burger, pictured, is one of the items crossing the pond 

Dessert-wise, the chain's Chocolate Frosty, pictured, is also coming to the UK. It is a mix between ice-cream and yogurt

Dessert-wise, the chain’s Chocolate Frosty, pictured, is also coming to the UK. It is a mix between ice-cream and yogurt

The Dave’s Single burger, made with a quarter-pound of beef, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, ketchup and mayo will be he headliner of the menu.  

The Dave is a household name in the US and is one of Wendy’s most famous recipes. 

The restaurant chain’s controversial Spicy Chicken Sandwich, which is at the heart of a fast-food brands’ chicken war, will also make it on the British menu so that foodies can have a taste for themselves. 

The sandwich comprises a tender breaded chicken breast, marinated in a blend of peppers and spices, with some lettuce, tomato and mayo. 

The brand is bringing the Spicy Chicken sandwich that sparked a fast-food chicken burger war to the UK as well, pictured

The brand is bringing the Spicy Chicken sandwich that sparked a fast-food chicken burger war to the UK as well, pictured

The menu will also include healthier options, with salads and snacks. 

Its Avocado chicken salad is made of fresh lettuce, cheddar, diced tomatoes, avocado, Applewood smoked bacon, grilled chicken breast and a topping of Ranch dressing. 

It’s not only main dishes that are coming to the UK, one of Wendy’s most loved desserts is also coming to Britain.  

The Chocolate Frosty, which is halfway between yogurt and ice-cream, will also be available in the UK.

More items will be released when the restaurants open in the first half of 2021. 

Currently, there are 6,700 Wendy’s across 30 countries.

This isn’t a debut for the fast food joint, who are well known for their viral marketing stunts and Twitter campaigns.

For healthier options, the restaurant as an Avocado Chicken salad, poctured, which will also be on the British menus

For healthier options, the restaurant as an Avocado Chicken salad, poctured, which will also be on the British menus

The brand first opened stores in the UK in the 1980s but closed them all in 1999.

But the last two decades has seen soaring success for US fast food joints in the UK.

Five Guys, which first opened in the UK in 2013, now has 95 restaurants with three more set to open this year.

Shake Shack also opened it’s first restaurant in London in 2013 and now has 19 locations in the UK.

More recently, Taco Bell has made a successful journey across the pond, while Chick-fil-A opened in Reading in 2019 but closed following a row about it’s parenting company funding anti-LGBT organisations.

A Wendy’s spokesperson said: ‘I can confirm that Wendy’s will be opening in the United Kingdom in the first half of this year.

‘Our first location will be in Reading and I can also confirm that we will open a restaurant in Oxford.

‘We are also exploring additional opportunities in the London area.

‘The brand is excited to enter the UK with company owned and operated restaurants this year, and we are looking for franchisees to grow with us across the UK.’

Wendy’s was founded in Ohio in 1969 and has a menu which includes hamburgers, breakfast burgers, and pretzel burgers.

As well as it’s food, Wendy’s has become known for it’s social media presence in recent years, often firing off witty comebacks to customers.

In 2017, a teenager’s Twitter plea for free Wendy’s nuggets became the most retweeted tweet off all time, beating Ellen Degeneres’s star-studded Oscars selfie

What’s on the Wendy’s menu?  

Wendy’s haven’t revealed exactly what will be on their UK menu, but their US menu includes the following: – 

Jalapeño Popper Sandwich: Breaded chicken breast, jalapeño cream cheese, shredded pepper jack cheese, jalapeños, Applewood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese sauce

Pretzel bacon cheeseburger:  A quarter-pound beef patty, soft pretzel bun, warm beer cheese sauce, Applewood smoked bacon, smoky honey mustard, crispy fried onions, pickles, muenster cheese

 Spicy Chicken Nuggets: 100% white-meat chicken breaded and marinated in a unique, fiery blend of peppers and spices. Served with your choice of six dipping sauces including Buttermilk Ranch, Creamy Sriracha, BBQ, Sweet & Sour, Honey Mustard

 Baconator: A half-pound beef patty, American cheese, six pieces of crispy Applewood smoked bacon, ketchup, mayo

Dave’s Triple: Three quarter-pound beef patties, toasted bun, American cheese, crisp lettuce, tomato, pickle, ketchup, mayo, onion 

Crispy Panko Fish Sandwich: Wild caught Alaskan pollock fillet, crunchy panko breading, topped with creamy dill tartar sauce, pickles, lettuce, and American cheese.

Bacon, Egg & Swiss Croissant: A fresh-cracked grade A egg and Applewood smoked bacon covered in creamy swiss cheese sauce on a flaky croissant bun. Breakfast basics worth waking up early for.


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