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Wimpy boss says UK refurbishment programme will take time

The UK’s first hamburger restaurant chain is in the early stages of an expansion plan aimed at rebuilding its high street presence. Wimpy, which was originally bought to the UK in 1956, once had more than 100 sites across the country but was ultimately forced to close a substantial percentage of its restaurants due to competition

Running Wimpy UK gave Famous Brands courage to pay £120m for GBK

South African restaurant group Famous Brands will draw on its nine years’ experience owning Wimpy in the UK as it plots a growth path for Gourmet Burger Kitchen. The group announced last week that it was shelling out £120m to acquire GBK, which operates 75 sites in the UK. Kevin Hedderwick, group strategic advisor responsible