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Wimpy

Wimpy
Wimpy
Associated names:Dr Beak's Chicken, Costa
Introduced:1996
Removed:2013
Predecessors:McDonald's
Successors:McDonald's, The Burger Company
Website:
www.wimpy.uk.com
Facebook Page
Twitter: @WimpyUK

On the motorways, Wimpy spent about 10 years at every Roadchef service area, exclusive to them. Following a new tie-up, Roadchef started to replace Wimpy with McDonald's, but they were slow to roll out the successful trial. Many Wimpy temporarily became The Burger Company.

Wimpy's first main service station outlet was a trial at Durham services when it opened in 1996, but there used to be a Wimpy Express bar at Knutsford in the 1970s.

Dr Beak's Chicken was a sister, chicken offer from Wimpy only at Roadchef services, but it was rebranded to 'Wimpy Chicken'.

A service station Wimpy survives in Ireland on the N7 at Rathcoole.

Former Locations