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Socoder -> Off Topic -> Hey you, we're having a Wimpy!

Sun, 26 Feb 2023, 01:13
AndyH

Hey you, we're having a Wimpy!


I went to a Wimpy yesterday. Nom nom. For non UK people, it's like a posh McDonalds, but with nicer food, benders, served on plates and table service.

I don't ever recollect going to a happy eater so can't comment on them. Are they still going?

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Sun, 26 Feb 2023, 01:16
AndyH

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Sun, 26 Feb 2023, 01:19
AndyH
And this is what I had yesterday, the special sauce is yum.


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Ovine at ovine.net
Sun, 26 Feb 2023, 02:21
rockford
@AndyH - There aren't many Wimpy stores around nowadays and Happy Eater went out of business years ago (1997).

I worked in Wimpy for 2 weeks in 1990 (IIRC) - the staff team were complete nutters. It was interesting... I'd applied for an office job and got the acceptance letter on my first day working at Wimpy. I gave them two weeks notice immediately on starting!

Their food back then was nice (and free to staff), but I've never had one since leaving. It was taken over by Burger King, which is still there.

BTW What's a "bender", other than a negative term around these here parts...
Sun, 26 Feb 2023, 02:35
AndyH
An iconic bendy sausage.
wimpy.uk.com/menus/anytime-meals

They've updated their menu recently, looks like it is a pork bendy now. Haha

Not many around, they did sell a lot of their locations to burger King which is a huge shame.

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Andy H
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Ovine at ovine.net
Sun, 26 Feb 2023, 02:42
AndyH
Another scary time moment....it was about 20 years ago their numbers started to really dwindle. I'm happy they didn't completely disappear though. If money wasn't a thing I could be happy buying into their franchise and live out my later years running a small Wimpy hehe. There will be a job available for you anytime @rockford

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Cartoons at awful.ovine.net
Ovine at ovine.net
Sun, 26 Feb 2023, 03:00
Jayenkai
I have a very vague memory of going into our Wimpy, but we're talking age 4 or 5, maybe..?
The Wimpy in Bolton was in the little quirky nook, beside the Arcade that only had slot machines, tucked in behind the Nationwide building,
It got taken over by "King Burger", which remained there until at least the mid 90s. They had a window at the front where they sold Mr Whippy style ice creams, and we bought a fair number of those.. .. though, it's Bolton, so ice creams were typically unseasonal for 99% of the year.

I don't think it's still there. I'm not sure what is..

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Sun, 26 Feb 2023, 03:03
Jayenkai
Tiffany's.
Note how the logo is still white on red.



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Sun, 26 Feb 2023, 04:36
Dan
We do not have these two here, so i thought they were older games ... Mr.Wimpy ...
Sun, 26 Feb 2023, 05:21
Jayenkai
Mr Wimpy is indeed the Wimpy Mascot. It was a promotional game!
I don't believe Happy Eater ever had a videogame.

> Reveal 🔎

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Mon, 27 Feb 2023, 01:22
cyangames
Oh no, I've just been reminded about little chefs

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Mon, 27 Feb 2023, 01:59
Jayenkai
I think I'm going to have to ban all mention of Wimpy. Had the damn song stuck in my head since yesterday!!!!

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Mon, 27 Feb 2023, 05:15
rockford
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid!

Hey you...!
Tue, 28 Feb 2023, 03:19
Jayenkai
I have the Frog Chorus stuck in my head, today. You may continue your Wimpy discussion.

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Tue, 28 Feb 2023, 05:28
rockford
Bom Bom Bom. Bye-e-eye!
Tue, 28 Feb 2023, 06:54
AndyH
Arghhhj