FAST-FOOD chain Wimpy (you read that right) could be on its way back to Berkshire.

Famous for its sit-down fast-food, Wimpy opened its first site in London in 1954 and became a global brand by 1970.

The chain had more than 500 locations in the UK at its commercial peak but just ten years later this number had fallen to 67, according to Vice.

Despite this, a new Wimpy was opened in Basingstoke last year — the nearest Wimpy to Berkshire.

Now it seems a new restaurant could be coming back to Berkshire.

Plans have been submitted to Bracknell Forest Council to open up an eatery in the town.

Shopping mall Princess Square is undergoing refurbishment and could soon be home to the restaurant back to the town.

Wimpy used to be based in the old Bracknell town centre in the 1980s.

There was also a Wimpy restaurant in Calcot near Reading, where Ikea now stands.

Wimpy is renowned for its burger choices and its menu includes beef and chicken burgers as well as a range of veggie options.

The list also features 'fish plates' and breakfast options, as well as a kids menu.

The plans indicate the eatery would be open from 9am to 8pm Monday to Saturday and from 10am to 5pm on Sundays.

Resident Rob Francis welcomed the plans.

He said: "It's a nice addition to the town, if not one of the most high-profile fast food chains around these days.

"There's a certain nostalgia factor that might appeal to older residents — and offering something a little different is perhaps not such a bad thing?

"It might also drive people in the direction of the much-neglected Princess Square.

"Despite the almost complete refurbishment of it, the lack of decent shops and the recent loss of Sainsbury's means there isn't much incentive to visit the place until The Deck is built — which will allow shoppers to easily walk around the town in a loop.

"I think the Post office is the only major reason to head to Princess Square for now, but having this close by could be a draw - and help the independent retailers in there."

The proposal is currently being considered by BFC.