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Wimpy Gets Dirty For Charity

Wimpy employees nationwide are focussing on a raft of fundraising events during the year, with the goal of raising a minimum of £25,000 for Mind, the mental health charity.

The Tough Mudder Half is one of a series of challenges the Wimpy family will work extra hard to complete in a bid to raise lots of money for Mind in the process.

Twenty staff members will be dusting down their trainers and flexing their muscles to prove they are 'Not So Wimpy' when it comes to tackling the 5 miles of mud and 13 epic obstacles specifically designed to test teamwork and toughness.

If you would like to show your support for the Not So Wimpy team this September, please donate to Mind via their Just Giving page.

TWO FAMOUS BRANDS REUNITE OVER COFFEE

Two famous brands of the foodservice world have been reunited as Wimpy UK introduced Lyons Coffee to its latest menu. The Lyons Corner House in London’s Piccadilly was home to the first ever Wimpy Bar in 1954 and, since then, both brands have earned a reputation as heritage names steeped in British tradition.

The partnership, which has seen Lyons Coffee named as the exclusive coffee supplier to Wimpy’s nationwide change of casual dining restaurants, marks a new beginning, as Wimpy UK General Manager, Chris Woolfenden, explains.

“We are absolutely thrilled that Lyons is part of the Wimpy family,” he said. “We know that whether you’re just stopping in for a quick drink or having a cup at the end of a meal, you want to be sure you’re enjoying the very best in flavour and in Lyons we have found the perfect blend of coffee magic.”

REFURBISHMENT PROGRAMME PUTS WIMPY BERMONDSEY ON MAP

Wimpy Bermondsey re-opened its doors recently following a major refurbishment to its interior and exterior. The 45-seater restaurant now features bright new colours, modern furnishings and lighting. Visitors can also enjoy outside dining or a quick catch up over coffee from the pavement seating area whenever the sun shines on Southwark Park Road!

WIMPY ANNOUNCE MIND AS ITS CHARITY OF THE YEAR

Wimpy UK has chosen Mind, the leading mental health charity, as its Charity Partner of the Year. The move will see Wimpy restaurants and staff nationwide focus on a raft of fundraising events, with the goal of raising a minimum of £25,000.

Wimpy franchisees and their staff voted overwhelming for Mind, which was one of four charities shortlisted. Chris Woolfenden, Wimpy UK general manager, said: “We are honoured to be working with Mind, which plays such an important role in raising awareness of mental health issues and making sure that advice and support is there for those who need it.”

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Wimpy Takes a Stand Against Plastic Straws

Wimpy UK is to cut down on the use of plastic straws throughout its casual dining restaurants with immediate effect. From now on, Wimpy’s table service restaurants nationwide will no longer automatically provide plastic straws with any soft or sparkling drinks purchased by customers who dine in its restaurants.

Although plastic straws will remain available for those who choose a Wimpy Thick Shake, the company has committed to sourcing a sustainable and suitable alternative “as soon as possible”.

Celebrations as Wimpy Returns to Shrewsbury

Wimpy recently made a welcome return to Shropshire following a "significant" investment in fitting out the new premises in Claremont Street. The new Wimpy team has been overwhelmed with support from local residents who are already enjoying the modern 100-seater restaurant, now open 7-days a week.

Wimpy Welling Re-Opens After Refurbishment

Wimpy Welling re-opened its doors after a major refurbishment programme. With a new franchisee on board, the 62-seater restaurant is one of a growing number of Wimpy’s to adopt the new SHIFT Design. It builds on the brand’s strong heritage and much-loved traditions, while also featuring bright new colours, furnishings and uniforms.

Wimpy Rayleigh Gets a Revamp

Wimpy Rayleigh re-opened its doors this month and is wowing customers with a smart new interior. With extended opening hours and also now open on Sundays, Wimpy Rayleigh is already proving a hit with local residents, young and old.

Wimpy launches Home Delivery Service

In partnership with popular delivery platforms, selected Wimpy restaurants across the UK are now offering a delivery service for Wimpy fans craving their favourite dishes at home. Search for your nearest Wimpy on your delivery app to find out if Wimpy currently delivers in your area!

Wimpy commits to Free Range eggs

All own label Wimpy products and all shell eggs supplied through the Wimpy distribution channel are now free range.  Wimpy further committed to switching to cage-free alternatives on the remaining small number of non-own label products that contain egg ingredients on its menu. This will be in place by 2025 at the latest but continues to work closely with its third party suppliers in order to achieve this change at the earliest opportunity.