DORSET’S last remaining Wimpy will be reopening in two weeks' time.

Wimpy Swanage is set to reopen on Monday, January 17, as joint franchisee Mehmed Kaplan and his wife return to the helm after a Christmas break.

The famous Wimpy brand is well-known across the UK and the first restaurant opened in 1954.

Since then many of the casual diners have closed, with the Wimpy in Swanage being Dorset’s last remaining one.

Wimpy, Swanage, temporarily closed for a month so that the franchisees and their staff can have a ‘well-deserved break’.

A spokesman for Wimpy UK said: “We know there have been plenty of people asking us when Wimpy Swanage will be open for business again. We are now delighted to confirm that they will have less than two weeks to wait before they can enjoy their favourite Wimpy meals again.”

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The restaurant’s temporary planned closure in early December came after the Kaplans decided to give both themselves and their team a break over the festive period.

It followed what they called an especially busy summer season, combined with the challenges caused by the pandemic, and say they are now looking forward to returning refreshed and ready to serve customers once more.

Renowned for their iconic Wimpy burgers and breakfasts with ‘bender’ pork sausages - the menu also offers a range of fried chicken and thick shakes - however Wimpy Swanage is currently operating a reduced menu.