Wimpy to open Shrewsbury store creating 20 new jobs

By James Pugh | Shrewsbury | Business | Published:

About 20 jobs will be created when fast food chain Wimpy returns to Shrewsbury.

Wimpy is coming to Shrewsbury

The multi-national hamburger chain moved out of Shrewsbury more than a decade ago but will shortly open a new restaurant at 9 Claremont Street.

Wimpy will move into the former home of Johnsons The Cleaners.

Wimpy is opening the new restaurant at 9 Claremont Street

Toby Shaw, who handled the letting for Towler Shaw Roberts, said: "Having secured planning permission just before Christmas, it is pleasing that the letting has now successfully concluded and fit-out works are due to commence very shortly to create the iconic Wimpy facility and brand.

"This will be a fantastic addition to the town reflecting Shrewsbury's continuous popularity providing a diverse range of catering establishments."

The two-storey property was offered to let on a new 10-year lease at a quoting rent of £37,500 per annum.

The Wimpy chain originally began in the United States in 1934 and was introduced to the UK in 1954 as Wimpy Bar.

The multinational company once had hundreds of outlets across the county but the number had dwindled to about 80.

James Pugh

By James Pugh

Shropshire Star Business and Farming Editor.


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