CHATHAM

Wimpy on Chatham High Street closes permanently

6 September 2023In Chatham1 Minute
The former Wimpy restaurant on Chatham High Street

Fast food chain Wimpy has shut its restaurant on Chatham High Street.

The branch, located next to Burger King, first opened its doors in 2016.

Workers have been seen removing signage and furniture this week.

Furniture is being removed from the former Wimpy restaurant

It is not known how many jobs have been affected by the closure.

A post on the branch’s Facebook page says: “Wimpy Chatham is now closed. We want to thank our valued customers for all their support over the years.”

The nearest restaurant is in Strood, which is now Medway’s only Wimpy.

Wimpy became the first hamburger chain to launch in the UK in 1954 and has since grown to operate 66 restaurants today.