Review: What did we think of the new Wendy's in Romford?
- Credit: Wendy's
Wendy's restaurant has opened its doors in Romford.
The US burger chain, founded in 1969, announced the new branch in August - so of course the Recorder was first in line to sample Romford's latest addition.
The South Street branch is the fifth Wendy's top open in the UK, joining restaurants in Reading, Stratford, Oxford and Croydon.
Throughout the day queues of people waited patiently outside to be let in to the packed restaurant.
Inside, the retro décor feels like something out of a 1950s film, complete with old-school red leather booths.
However, modern touches include a touch-screen drinks machine and vegetarian options such as the Veggie Stack and Avocado Salad.
The chips were perfectly salty and the chocolate Frosty offered a sweet treat to polish off the meal.
Wendy's UK and Canada managing director Paul Hilder said: "We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive response from the British public, and we can’t wait to bring Wendy’s high quality, delicious food to more burger lovers across the country in 2022.”
The chain has promised "hundreds of jobs", including more than 75 managerial positions in its UK venues.