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Wendy’s opens in Portsmouth’s city centre

August 22, 2023

American hamburger brand, Wendy’s has opened in Portsmouth’s city centre.  The new restaurant is owned and operated by franchisee NFH Restaurants and is located in the heart of the high street at 144 Commercial Road, on the former site Burton’s clothing store.

This is the first of several Wendy’s restaurants that NFH Restaurants aim to open across the UK. The restaurant will start with 78 covers and has already created around 60 jobs in the city – each with competitive salaries, employee benefits and opportunities for growth to become the “future managers.”  A delivery pick up point is situated in Arundel Street, allowing the floor to be clear for customer comfort.

Councillor Steve Pitt Leader of Portsmouth City Council with responsibility for economic development said:

“I am delighted to welcome Wendy’s to Portsmouth’s Commercial Road. This is a positive step forward in the regeneration of the city centre and a good indication of our potential to attract quality inward investment to develop our high street to benefit our local economy.”

“Wendy’s is a well-known and respected brand, and their decision to open a restaurant in Portsmouth is a vote of confidence in our city. Their arrival will help to attract more visitors and businesses to the area. We are committed to regenerating the city centre and creating a vibrant and attractive place to live, work and visit.”

Ali Rupani, Director at NFH Restaurants said:

“Portsmouth has been calling out for a quick service restaurant with quality at its heart, and quality is what Wendy’s is all about. We can’t wait to bring Wendy’s and its exceptional hospitality and fresh ingredients to Portsmouth, so locals can experience for themselves, fast food done right.”

About Wendy’s

Wendy’s was founded in 1969 by Dave Thomas in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.  Dave built his business on the premise, “Quality is our Recipe®,” which remains the guidepost of the Wendy’s System. The Wendy’s Company is committed to doing the right thing and making a positive difference in the lives of others. Today, Wendy’s and its franchisees employ hundreds of thousands of people across more than 7,000 restaurants worldwide with a vision of becoming the world’s most thriving and beloved restaurant brand.

Wendy’s Portsmouth will be open:

  • o            Monday to Thursday: 7:00am to 10:00pm
  • o            Friday to Saturday: 8:00am to 11:00pm
  • o            Sunday: 8:00am to 10:00pm

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