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Brian_Ookiebasher
07 Mar 12 16:40
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Am i pregnant??

Ive a massive craving for an international grill and a quarter pounder (no cheese) from a wimpy.
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Report pumphol. March 7, 2012 4:43 PM GMT
No but sounds like you have been transported back to 1979 Cool
Report goggles15 March 7, 2012 4:48 PM GMT
dont forget a knickerbocker glory or a brown darby to finish it off with
Report danniellasmincepies March 7, 2012 4:53 PM GMT
Come on over to my place, hey you we're having a Wimpy .
Report short_4rse March 7, 2012 5:26 PM GMT
Did you get a 3 bedroom detached?
Report Coachbuster March 7, 2012 5:49 PM GMT
goggles15     07 Mar 12 16:48 
dont forget a knickerbocker glory
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still on the menu in 2010 when i called in  Happy
Report a bitofinterest March 7, 2012 5:52 PM GMT
wimpy brunch and a brown derby Tongue Out,eat your heart out raymond blanc
Report twomatchpoints March 7, 2012 6:24 PM GMT
Knew the bloke who was manager of the Wimpy in Ilford Lane - got a free meal whenever I went in there   Happy
Report redbag March 7, 2012 6:25 PM GMT
fack off Mischief
Report twomatchpoints March 7, 2012 6:27 PM GMT
RAISEDEYEBROWIST

REPORTED
Report kenny mann March 7, 2012 7:16 PM GMT
Report GoOnThen March 7, 2012 7:18 PM GMT
The height of luxury when I was a kid in the 60's.
Report danniellasmincepies March 7, 2012 7:23 PM GMT
Wimpy add
.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcXgX2tHxzg
Report padlock March 7, 2012 7:29 PM GMT
i crave an 'american biscuit' from kfc
c(nts aint had them since 1992 ttt
Report a bitofinterest March 7, 2012 8:05 PM GMT
not legally anyway
Report GoOnThen March 7, 2012 8:11 PM GMT
They deserve a Turner prize for the genius of their chipolata presentation alone!
Report jamov March 7, 2012 8:24 PM GMT


Longboat for me
Report Aunty Post March 8, 2012 9:26 AM GMT
We thought we were super cool, sitting on the bar stools at the counter, and drinking
Coca Cola out of ice cold glass bottles.

The burgers were excellent, cooked to order, and always served in a toasted bun.

No poncey salad and bun soaking sauces (at least not for me).
Report cooperman March 8, 2012 2:25 PM GMT
Very foward thinking offering a Bender Brunch imo.
Report charwell. March 9, 2012 12:34 AM GMT
Nope not pregnant. Just a chav Wink
Report screaming from beneaththewaves March 9, 2012 1:18 PM GMT
Late that night
I park my car
Ate my steak
In the Wimpy Bar
Report TELL DEL March 9, 2012 2:04 PM GMT
The Wimpy Bar was a burger style version of Berni Inns Steak Bars
and Prawn Cocktail starters.

Remember there was a Wimpy Bar in Newmarket High St, maybe still there (?)
Report Ken Masters March 9, 2012 2:07 PM GMT
There was one in Henley up until recently, poshest place in the world. Now I think it's a BettFred.
Report TELL DEL March 9, 2012 2:15 PM GMT
As far as I can remember the Wimpy Bar was the first concept of fast food.
But now McDonald’s and Burger King have done it better and bigger.
Report Crisp77 March 9, 2012 2:30 PM GMT
I passed this on my travels the other week. I had to do a double take...I can confirm they are still going.

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g186377-d1762560-Reviews-Wimpy_Bar-Stafford_Staffordshire_England.html
Report TELL DEL March 9, 2012 2:39 PM GMT
"By the late 80s, Wimpy’s owner, United Biscuits, gave up the fight and

put the chain up for sale. But new owner Grand Metropolitan turned out

to be only interested in Wimpy for one thing - its prime high street

counter-service sites - which were promptly rebranded as Burger

King."

I really don't know why the took the competition lying down.
They had a really good product and they should still be on the High St today.
Report blackestnight March 10, 2012 1:22 AM GMT
There is still one going in Doncaster.
Report MeanMrMustard March 10, 2012 1:26 AM GMT
Still one in Birkenhead too, been there for donkey's years. Never been in it though; don't like the look of it.
Report blackestnight March 10, 2012 1:37 AM GMT
I miss burger king, the only burger king in Sheffield town centre is in the train station and they stick a couple of quid extra on everything Sad While mcds and a shocking kfc both super busy
Report Coachbuster March 10, 2012 5:08 PM GMT
Wimpy are in a funny market place  -

they sell burgers which is a poor man's food ,but the poor man goes to McDonald's
Report pixie March 10, 2012 5:19 PM GMT
Often used to go to the Wimpy in Henley with my mates from sixth form college and the number of times people did a runner without paying just when we were in. Must have cost them a fair few quid by the end of the year.
Report mrcombustible March 10, 2012 7:04 PM GMT
Norbury and Thornton Heath still exist
Report danniellasmincepies March 10, 2012 7:47 PM GMT
Mansfield Wimpy was still going last year .
Report GoOnThen March 10, 2012 8:04 PM GMT
We have one going strong in Amersham.
Report rob_dylan March 10, 2012 8:07 PM GMT
Think there,s one in worthing
Report Hound-Dog-2 March 10, 2012 8:30 PM GMT
Wimpy were great in their classic early 80′s heyday.
Good to know that some still exist.
Report treble March 10, 2012 9:33 PM GMT
There's one a few mins walk away from me in Welling, SE London. Also one in Bexleyheath, so I have a choice of Wimpy's.
Report Dobbo March 10, 2012 11:22 PM GMT
I had a Wimpy and chips in Southend last Sunday.I think  they taste more or less just as they did in the sixties.Mc D came with all the fanfare of American authenticity but with a second rate product.Wimpy was always better.Its a mystery why they caved in so easily.
Report twomatchpoints March 10, 2012 11:59 PM GMT
Just googled 'Wimpy London'

Only 10 left inside the M25

used to be one in Queens Market, near West Ham's ground many years ago, that's gone.
Report eyeball March 10, 2012 11:59 PM GMT
Still wimpys about but what happened to golden egg and spud u like Sad
Report pumphol. March 11, 2012 12:51 AM GMT
twomatchpoints     10 Mar 12 23:59 
Just googled 'Wimpy London'

Only 10 left inside the M25



This says there are 26  left inside the M25, well I think a couple of those 26 are just outside


http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/restaurants/wimpy-chain-47.html
Report Mrdozey1 March 11, 2012 1:18 AM GMT
I remember Wimpy Bars being at their best in the vwery early sixties. I used to work part=time on Saturdays in Caters supermarket(anyone remember them ), and i spent all my hard-earned wages at the Wimpy Bar in Bromley,Kent.

Every time it was egg,bacon and chips followed by strawberry flan and cream.

God i am old

hennigan(poker0
Report treble March 11, 2012 2:34 AM GMT
You spent all your wages on egg and chips Confused

Minimum wage not around then I take it?
Report danniellasmincepies March 11, 2012 8:38 AM GMT
The one in Mansfield has a outside seating area, on a nice day sit out there in the sunshine and watch the people filing into mcdonalds .
Report rob_dylan March 11, 2012 8:41 AM GMT
Why would you go to wimpy when virtually every pub will do a decent burger and chips these days for about the same price.
Report danniellasmincepies March 11, 2012 8:43 AM GMT
Because its a Wimpy rob
Report rob_dylan March 11, 2012 8:48 AM GMT
In the sixties, seventies and to a lesser extent the eighties, pubs didn't do food, so places like wimpy and greasy spoons were where you went for cheap grub. Different now.  Some pubs do brilliant burgers now.  Two for nine quid in the pub near work.  Can't recall ever eating at wimpy, is the quality that good?
Report danniellasmincepies March 11, 2012 8:52 AM GMT
No, not really Blush
Report a bitofinterest March 11, 2012 8:56 AM GMT
marvellous bender sparky
Report TELL DEL March 11, 2012 10:58 AM GMT
Dobbo

"....Its a mystery why they caved in so easily."

Maybe they should have moved and changed with the times,
like when MacDonalds came along perhaps they should have dropped
waitress service and cutlery.  But they should have been able to
keep up with the changes in the fast food market. They had a good product.
Report pumphol. March 11, 2012 11:53 AM GMT
rob_dylan     11 Mar 12 09:48 
is the quality that good?

Compared to what ?
Macdonalds ?

No-one in their right mind could say that Wimpy is not better quality than that crap, but like you say your get a better quality burger in most pubs these days.
Thing is how many macdonald outfits are there, Wimpy is better quality  but for whatever reason they struggle to get a foot in the door, the great british public get what they deserve imo, at the end of the day they just love the sh!t that is called macdonalds.
Report Slippy Blue March 11, 2012 2:36 PM GMT
International Grill, Cola float and a Brown Derby, I took one of my first girlfriends to the Wimpy bar in Streatham High Road and treated her to exactly that. I so very nearly got to third base on the bus home.
Report screaming from beneaththewaves March 11, 2012 2:51 PM GMT
It's pretty clear from some of the anti-Wimpy comments on this thread that certain ChitChatters may lack experience in how to please a woman.
Report twomatchpoints March 11, 2012 2:56 PM GMT
I agree with him ^^^  and green willow
Report Coachbuster March 11, 2012 4:32 PM GMT
Dobbo     10 Mar 12 22:22 
I had a Wimpy and chips in Southend last Sunday.I think  they taste more or less just as they did in the sixties.Mc D came with all the fanfare of American authenticity but with a second rate product.Wimpy was always better.Its a mystery why they caved in so easily.
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Price i'd say .


Ahh , the Southend Wimpy  was my first ever followed by the one next to Chelmsford rail station -i'll have to see if its still there .
Report Latalomne March 11, 2012 5:26 PM GMT
Have to say, I had my last Wimpy (and my first since a child) about three years ago (services on the M5 somewhere near Bristol?) and I will not be going back.  Even compared to McDonalds it was shockingly poor. 

Genuinely amazed to see people raving about them on here....
Report pumphol. March 11, 2012 5:29 PM GMT
Services food by anyone ! ShockedShocked
Report Latalomne March 11, 2012 5:30 PM GMT
Is, in my experience, vastly superior to what was served there!
Report rob_dylan March 11, 2012 6:21 PM GMT
Pumpy,  I am not comparing wimpy to mcdonalds.  How much is a burger, chips and a drink in wimpy?  I am guessing that is why they lost to mcdonalds.  Pubs took up the slack.
Report HH Sultan Vinegar March 11, 2012 6:26 PM GMT
there's a hamburger joint around the bend where the meals thank god are skimpy,
for you that's how the world will end - not with a bang but a Wimpy.

John Cooper Clark iirc
Report Coachbuster March 11, 2012 6:49 PM GMT
If you think Wimpy is bad ,then  try the Little chef  Laugh
Report twomatchpoints March 11, 2012 7:23 PM GMT
Our local Litle Chef was one of the better ones imo.

The one just outside Ely is nice as well.

Our one was recently closed down in their redundancies/cutbacks.
Report zilzal1 March 11, 2012 7:32 PM GMT
Is a pub called the "Red White and Blue" still in ely???
Report Coachbuster March 11, 2012 7:40 PM GMT
glad to hear luckyone  Wink


one of the few things i dislike about England is the food out when you visit random pubs and restaraunts ,and i won't be paying £50 for a dinner either  .

It's almost always awful .

if the weather is 5/10  then the food has to be  -5/10 

Visitors from civilised countries should be warned .
Report BonVivvy March 11, 2012 8:51 PM GMT
We're such a nation of cheapskates,that nearly every pub chain and indy pubs as well concentrate JUST on price and "value" which usually means all this "2 meals for a tenner" muck,couple that with portion control and inevitable low to average food and staff it all adds up to a very very mediocre british dining experience when on the hoof.

It's a shame as when our food is done well it's fantastic hearty stuff.
Report rob_dylan March 11, 2012 8:54 PM GMT
Bv, are you suggesting that wimpy is cheaper/better than the average pub burger?
It would be a goodnargument if wimpy was the best burger eating experieence going.
Report BonVivvy March 11, 2012 9:25 PM GMT
Not had a Wimpy for a few yrs Dylan,in fact somewhere kinda southish London i think.However while they were a "decent" burger (for the time)i'd rate them (rose tinted glasses off) as about a smidgeon better than a mc d's quarter pounder yet not quite as good as a BK Whopper(whcih as burgers go is probs about the best in fairness)

Essentially they were Milk Bars doing lunches,teas etc milkshakes,puddings and the rest of it,waitress service etc but with more an emphasis on burgers.chips as the meal options.Simply swallowed by time and modern competition and also were subject of all sorts of corporate chopping and changing due to their prime locations.
Report BonVivvy March 11, 2012 9:27 PM GMT
Defo better than a "cheapo" pub burger,mayeb a shade better than a spoons burger too,but we aint talking come chuck beef american diner beauty by a feckng long way
Report BARROWBOY March 11, 2012 9:43 PM GMT
anyone remember a burger chain called the canadian charcoal pit.
Report BonVivvy March 11, 2012 9:54 PM GMT
used to be one nr manchester (a charcoal pit) they used to do kinda charcoal sirloin steaks and the like with chips very tasty actually think they did eat in and take out,i think kebab houses saw em off.
Report BARROWBOY March 11, 2012 10:00 PM GMT
the one i remember bon vivvy was the one in fallowfield manchester opposite the university halls of residence
Report BonVivvy March 11, 2012 10:10 PM GMT
bloody hell barrow thats the v one im on about!! my old mum used to bring me my tea from their when i was in manchester royal many many moons ago!
Report BARROWBOY March 11, 2012 10:24 PM GMT
small world BV, went out with a girl who worked there, the odd free meal was useful at the time, would have brought one to the hospital if id known you were stuck in the there.
Report BonVivvy March 11, 2012 10:36 PM GMT
ha! small world indeed,oddly i was born down the rd in withington and lived in fall long long ago.Inat passed through in ten yrs so i presume the pit is long gone.
Report BARROWBOY March 11, 2012 10:40 PM GMT
lived in didsbury late 70s used to drink in the red lion withington in those days
Report twomatchpoints March 11, 2012 11:17 PM GMT
zilzal1
Is a pub called the "Red White and Blue" still in ely???


No idea I was on the outskirts on the A10
Report Deptford March 11, 2012 11:56 PM GMT
The ones in Welling and Bexleyheath are ok, as a kid I remember bender in a bun being on the menu, used to get a wallop of my old dear for asking the waiter if he had tried it
Report Deptford March 13, 2012 1:07 PM GMT
Had one earlier, very nice, (not bender in a bun)
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