American fast food chain Wendy’s planning Cambridge restaurant
A brand new Wendy’s restaurant is planning to open in Cambridge – the first site in the city if plans are approved.
The American fast food chain is hoping to open its new restaurant in the former NatWest bank in St Andrew’s Street.
Wendy’s was first established in the USA in 1969 and has been in the UK since 2000.
The company opened its first restaurant in Cambridgeshire in January at the Brampton Hut Interchange in Huntingdon.
In planning documents submitted to Cambridge City Council, it explains that the company has been making a “concerted return back to the UK” over the past two years.
The proposed Cambridge branch is planned to offer 44 covers inside, as well as creating a takeaway window on the Emmanuel Street side of the building.
The company hopes to use the takeaway window until 2am in the morning. The restaurant itself is proposed to be open to customers until 11pm on Friday and Saturday, and until 10pm on the other days of the week.
The planning documents said the new takeaway restaurant will deliver “retail vitality and viability” to the building, which it said had been closed for over a year.
It also highlighted that the new restaurant will create jobs in the city centre, and said it will “contribute towards the local economy”.