For years, us Brits have been jealous of the level of fast food our friends across the pond have. Yeah, we’ve got McDonald’s, KFC, Five Guys and all that, but we’ve always had a soft spot for In-N-Out Burger, Chick-fil-A and, especially, Wendy’s.
So, when we heard that Wendy’s was finally coming to the UK, we lost it – we absolutely, completely, 100% lost it.
Wendy’s, which is best known for its square burgers (including the Baconator) and Frosty Shakes, announced plans to open restaurants in the UK last summer, and it was confirmed back in May that they'd chosen Reading as its first location, which opened its door to the public 2 June.
Then we heard about a second Wendy's location in Stratford, London, which opened 27 August. And now we have the third location: Oxford! And the best part is it opens soon... very soon. Monday 5 October to be precise.
Providing Oxford with signature Wendy’s burgers, shakes and more, the restaurant will open on Magdalen Street.
So, let's take a look at the menu, shall we?
The range of burgers will begin with the iconic Dave's Single®, a fresh British beef patty with American cheese, crisp lettuce, tomato, pickle, ketchup, mayo, and onion on a toasted bun. This will also come as a Dave's Double AND Dave's triple.
There's also the Baconator®, a double beef patty with American cheese, six pieces of crispy Applewood smoked bacon, ketchup and mayo.
And as a UK exclusive, there's the Veggie Stack, a black bean and grain burger (in the square shop, too, of course!).
Wendy's Chicken Sandwiches
The chicken burger selection starts with the Spicy Chicken Sandwich, a juicy chicken breast marinated and breaded in a unique, fiery blend of peppers and spices, cooled down with crisp lettuce, tomato, and mayo.
As well as that, you'll also be able to get your hands on the Classic Chicken Sandwich, the Grilled Chicken Sandwich, AND The Avocado Chicken Club. Let's not forget the nugs too of course...
The salads will be made fresh every day and include the Chicken Caesar Salad with romaine lettuce, grilled chicken breast, Italian cheeses, crunchy Parmesan crisps and creamy Caesar dressing. Along with the Apple Cranberry Salad with grilled chicken, apple chips, and dried cranberries, and the Avocado Chicken Salad topped with a tangy Southwest Ranch dressing.
Wendy's Side Dishes
Wendy's are KNOWN for how epic their sides are, and their UK menu is no exception. Along with their standard fries, you can also get your hands on Baconator Fries, natural-cut, skin-on, sea-salted fries topped with warm, creamy cheese sauce, grated Cheddar, and crispy Applewood smoked bacon.
If they're not your thing, how about the iconique baked potato? You can choose from standard, sour cream and chives, bacon and cheese and chilli cheese.
Oh, and let's not forget the Veggie Bites and a cup of chilli con carne, if that's your thing!
And we cannot of course forget the Wendy's Frosty®, a fresh, frozen ice cream dessert that's thick enough to use a spoon and smooth enough to use a straw.
Wendy's Breakfast Menu
Breakfast will be on the cards too offering early-door delights such as The Breakfast Baconator™, Croissant Sandwiches and the Classic Egg & Cheese Sandwich with optional bacon or sausage.
And on their sides menu you can get your hands on breakfast potatoes (obv), a pain au chocolat or plain, jam or cranberry and seeds porridge.
Now, this is not actually the first time Wendy’s has had restaurants in the UK – back in the 90s, there was a handful of Wendy’s in the UK, but the last one shut down in 2000.
So, please welcome back to the UK, our good pal Wendy, and all her delicious square burgers!
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