Wendy’s Reading wrangles for midnight burger sales

The Wendy’s American chain opened to much fanfare in Reading in the summer of 2021.

Since then, it has been operating from  7am to 10pm Monday to Thursday, 7am to 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 8am to 10pm on Sundays.

Now, the operators of Wendy’s want it to stay open until midnight each night.

This makes a change from its hopes to open until 2am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Last year, Wendy’s submitted the bid to open from 6.30am to 2am on those days, but those plans appear to have been shelved for now.

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In order for Wendy’s to serve food and drinks past 11pm, it requires a licence from Reading Borough Council.

You can comment on the application for food and drinks sales until midnight each night by emailing licensing@reading.gov.uk.

The deadline for responses is Friday, April 5.

While the company won planning approval to open from 6.30am to 2am Thursday to Saturday last November, it requires licensing consent to operate at those times.

Wendy’s has not submitted a licensing application for service at any time past midnight so far.

Representatives for Wendy’s have not replied to requests for comment.

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