Wendy's first UK restaurant has officially opened in Reading today. 

The American fast-food chain famous for its square burgers has opened its doors in Friar Street, Reading today (Wednesday, June 2).

More than 400 people applied to work at Wendy's with 46 applications offered a job during 'tough times'. 

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Michael Clarke, UK operations director of Wendy's explained why Reading was chosen as the first location for Wendy's.

He said: "We didn't want to just pick your standard flagship location in the west end and places like that. We wanted to pick a location which was where every type of people live. 

"We had a chance to visit Reading and pre-opening we always knew it was going to be a fantastic location for us and we think it's going to really well received. We've got loads of people knocking on the door daily asking us when we're going to open. So we're in a great place. 

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"We've had some Americans come and knock and say 'when are you opening?'. We've had loads of people with fond memories of going to the US and when they were younger saying they had visited Wendy's." 

Items on the menu feature signature items including the Baconator, Dave's Single, the Spicy Chicken Sandwhich and the Frosty dessert.

These favourites will be joined by an exclusive range of items only available in the UK, including the Veggie Stack, Veggie Bites, and Avocado Veggie Salad.

Wendy's was founded in 1969 by Dave Thomas in Columbus, Ohio, US.

Dave built his business on the premise, "Quality is our Recipe," which remains the guidepost of the restaurant's system. 

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