The Wendy’s Company, one of the world’s largest restaurant companies, and REEF, the world’s largest operator of mobility, logistics hubs and delivery restaurants, today announce the opening of the first Wendy’s delivery kitchen in the United Kingdom. This opening follows last month’s announcement about the new development commitment between Wendy’s® and REEF to open and operate approximately 700 delivery kitchens over the next five years across the U.S., Canada and the UK. This new concept launches in the UK after it was successfully tested in Canada.
The first two Wendy’s delivery restaurants will allow even more Londoners to access Wendy’s beginning October 4th from locations at Regis Road in Kentish Town (NW5) – and at Blackwall in the Docklands area of East London (E14), one of the oldest areas of the city and in easy reach of Canary Wharf, as office workers and residents flock back to the area.
In response to growing demand from the home delivery market, Wendy’s classics such as the Baconator, Dave’s Single™, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, signature Frosty® dessert and new items unique to the UK, such as the Veggie Stack, will be delivered via major delivery platforms, which include Uber Eats, Just Eat and Deliveroo.
“We’re very pleased to confirm the opening of our first two delivery locations in London, delivering on Wendy’s long-term commitment to growing the brand in the United Kingdom,” said Abigail Pringle, Wendy’s President, International and Chief Development Officer. “Our collaboration with REEF aligns perfectly with our growth ambitions for the UK and the ever-growing consumer demand for convenient, high quality food experiences. We look forward to providing more access to the Wendy’s brand and serving more customers across London and beyond.”
“This is an important moment for REEF in the UK as we proudly partner with Wendy’s to demonstrate how a restaurant brand can successfully and conveniently scale with REEF's delivery restaurant platform to reach more customers more quickly.” said Michael Beacham, President of Kitchens at REEF. “REEF’s first kitchen was launched in the UK in 2016 and we are delighted to support Wendy’s acclaimed return to this country.”
REEF’s network of delivery restaurants, in over 30 cities around the world, helps reduce traffic congestion and pollution by bringing food closer to the customer. REEF Kitchens are conveniently placed and mean shorter deliveries in your neighbourhood.Contacts:
REEF transforms urban spaces into community hubs that bring the best goods, services, and experiences to the neighbourhood. With an ecosystem of 5,000 locations and a team of over 18,000 people, REEF is the largest operator of parking real estate and delivery restaurants in North America. By connecting the world to your block, we’re making the place you live, the place you love to be.
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. Wendy's is best known for its made-to-order square hamburgers, using British beef, freshly-prepared salads, and other signature items like chili con carne, baked potatoes and the Frosty® dessert. 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 6,800 restaurants worldwide with a vision of becoming the world's most thriving and beloved restaurant brand. For more information visit www.wendys.com/en-uk, or connect with us on Twitter and Instagram using @WendysUK. To learn about career opportunities, visit https://wendys-careers.co.uk/.