YOU will be able to get a beer with your bender when Wimpy re-opens in Portslade

Objections were withdrawn to owner Kanagasabai Thirukkumaran’s application to sell alcohol from 10am to 10pm daily at the burger bar in Station Road which will open in the coming weeks. As no one opposes the application and it is not in a restricted area, the licence is being approved.

The Wimpy, which serves the ‘bender in a bun’ sausage burger, will reopen after a refurbishment at the site that it vacated in 2012. In the intervening years it was home to a Chicken Cottage.

Chris Woolfenden, general manager at Famous Brands, the company that owns Wimpy, previously told The Argus: “We can’t wait to reopen in Portslade, we’ve been looking at it for quite some time and we are looking forward to being back in the area.”

Wimpy opened its first branch in 1954 in London. It reached its peak in the 1970s with more than 1,000 restaurants across 23 countries.

Wimpy was also the first burger chain to offer meat-free burgers, in 1985.

Now the chain has fewer than 100 branches but is going through a resurgence, with restaurants in Crawley, Worthing, Horsham and Peacehaven.