At the time of the sale, there were 381 locations in the United Kingdom. Winners cannot substitute the prize for cash or any other alternative. [5], According to a 1978 Chicago Tribune article, Gold's company Wimpy Grills Inc. of Chicago, had 25 locations in the United States at its peak, but only seven locations remained at the time of his death in 1977. The last Wimpy in New Zealand was put up for sale in May 2008. No purchase necessary. [21], By 2011, Famous Brands had 509 Wimpy restaurants in South Africa, making it the largest franchise in the Wimpy franchise system. Gold did not open his first Chicago area location until two years later in 1936, after opening units in five other Midwestern cities. Enter your unique code via the Danger Mouse promotional page on the Wimpy website at www.wimpy.uk.com and fill in your details to claim your free personalised Danger Mouse Secret Agent Training Certificate. Certificates will be posted within 28 days to the UK address provided. 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A full list of prizes can … The brand is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. [36], In 1963, the Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn obtained a license from Chicago-based Wimpy International to open the first Wimpy restaurant in the Netherlands on Leidsestraat in Amsterdam. [1] Wimpy grew to approximately 1,500 locations in several countries before narrowing to a few hundred locations in two countries. [21], Wimpy International opened its first South African location in Durban in 1967. Wimpy is the brand name of a multinational chain of former fast food restaurants that has been gradually upgrading units to become casual dining style diners with table service since a change of ownership that occurred in 2007. By 1971, there were 70 Wimpy bars around Australia, the most successful being in Hindley Street, Adelaide. [14] By the end of the 1980s, Wimpy was beginning to lose ground to McDonald's, which had opened its first restaurant in the country in 1974, and so the new management of Wimpy began to streamline the business, by converting some of the traditional table service restaurants to counter service. The joint company eventually grew to 1,500 locations, with Gold later selling his share to Lyons prior to his death. Certificates will be posted within 28 days to the UK address provided. Wimpy restaurants were infamous in Israel for poor product flavor, sanitation and hygiene; however, the chain did pioneer hamburger restaurants in Israel. Prize draw opens 23/07/2018 and closes 02/09/2018. [29]. [18] At the time of the sale in 2002, there were approximately 300 locations in the United Kingdom and Ireland. [10], In July 1977, the business was acquired by United Biscuits. You can also choose whether to be entered into the Prize Draw to win Danger Mouse prizes. The Wimpy brand was established in 1934 by Edward Gold, when he opened his first location in Bloomington, Indiana under the name Wimpy Grills. The winning names may be published on the Wimpy UK website and in its subscriber newsletter. One store remained in Rotorua trading as Wimpy, although it was not part of the franchise chain. You can also choose whether to be entered into the Prize Draw to win Danger Mouse prizes. Under-16s must have permission from their parent or legal guardian before entering. Prize draw opens 23/07/2018 and closes 02/09/2018. Under-16s must have permission from their parent or legal guardian before entering. Danger Mouse™ Boat Rocker Rights. The following terms and conditions apply. On 27 February 2007, Famous Brands, which owns the Wimpy franchise in South Africa, announced that it had acquired Wimpy UK. Open to residents of England, Scotland and Wales only, excluding employees (and their relatives) of Wimpy UK. [30][31] His restaurant was the first hamburger restaurant in France and had predated the opening of the first McDonald's restaurant by a decade. 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Browse all Wimpy locations for a wide range of burgers, breakfast and coffee. By 1966, he began to expand outside the capital, starting with Lille. [12][13], By 1970, the business had expanded to over 1,000 restaurants in 23 countries. Danger Mouse™ Boat Rocker Rights. In addition to familiar Wimpy burgers and milkshakes, the British franchise had served ham or sardine rolls called torpedoes and a cold frankfurter with pickled cucumber sandwiches called Freddies. [27], Famous Brands acquired the United Kingdom-based Wimpy in February 2007, thus becoming the parent company for the chain and beginning to collect the franchise fees from the other franchises. [51], Competition from other chains was difficult, and the assets of Wimpy Colombiana Ltd were sold to competitor Presto (Frayco) in 2008, thus ending the presence of the chain in the country.