Wimpy is one of the oldest fast food chains in the UK. Originally called Wimpy Grills, it has been around since 1954 when the first “Wimpy bar” opened in Coventry Street. It signaled the entrance of American food to the British Isles and flourished until rival brands have taken over.
Today, there are still a number of Wimpy stores around the country and here are five good reasons why you should pop in one today.
Fast food setting, restaurant service.
Unlike other fast food joints, Wimpy will let you order and deliver your food straight to your table, so there’s no more need to coordinate with kids and families what food to get and find a table anymore. You can just sit pretty, start conversing with family or friends, and munch on some great hamburgers without a lot of fuss.
Get a good dose of nostalgia and some new experience.
A lot of Britons have great memories of visiting a Wimpy when they were younger. Most enjoyed it with family, some with friends as a weekend hangout. Visit a Wimpy today and get a good dose of nostalgia. Some menu items may have changed, but all-time favourites like the Knickerboxer Glory and Bender in a Bun are still available. They’ve also added a few more things that will delight you, so maybe it’s time to give it a go.
Bender in a Bun with Cheese
The Bender in a Bun with Cheese is one of the most famous menu items at Wimpy. It’s a lot like a burger, but instead of a beef patty, it has a pork bender with cheese, tomato, onion, ketchup, and the special Wimpy sauce. Filling and definitely tasty, it’s one of the reasons why people know and love the burger chain.
Ever tried having a soda with an ice cream on top? At Wimpy, you can get this as a companion drink to your meals, giving an extra boost of sweetness to your day.
They still say chips not fries, as per their Twitter bio.
Chips are for the British as fries are for the Americans. While Wimpy is originally an American enterprise, it has completely embraced the Brit culture by sticking to calling fried potatoes as “chips”.
If you have a Wimpy bar near you, it’s definitely time to drop by and sample their treats once again.