wimpy

the wimpy burger is something very british. wimpy restaurants were the forerunners to McDonalds/Burger King in the UK and no town was without one.
their beauty was that they didn’t put gerkhins in their burgers and they had proper chips (not fries). Best of all though was that you got given a knife and fork to eat your burger.
wimpy’s still exist (looking at the wimp website there are still quite a few about) – mostly in motorway service stations, which is where we found one today.
service was dreadfully slow and totally lacking in interest. but i did manage to find a knife and fork and happily ate my not-too-pleasantly tasting burger in a peculiarly british way.
i left feeling strangely satisfied that the US influence has even now failed to reach some of our darkest corners.
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  1. It’s a real shame. My mum & dad used to take my brother and I to Little Chefs when we were young. This last Christmas, I went to a Little Chef for the first time in years with my girlfriend. While loads of people were next door in Burger King we were sat eating a decent breakfast in the Little Chef.
    Sounds strange but it was really nostalgic going back to the place my parents used to take me to. I even managed to get a children’s lollipop on the way out. 😉

  2. i felt the same in wimpy. it’s so weird !
    i’m glad you got a nice boiled orange sugar lolly.
    i love how Little Chef menus have pictures of the food on them and sometime even little stuck on samples from messy eaters !

  3. 32 years ago i worked at the Ken High St wimpy opp the gates to Ken Palace for 13 quid a week.
    We used to steal the frozen burgers to supplement
    the wages (we said). Anyway, sorry Wimpy.

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