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US Burger Chain Wendy's Is Handing Out Free Burgers and Desserts in The Rocks Today

As well as handing out free food, the one-day pop-up will gauge whether there's interest in the chain launching Down Under.
By Libby Curran
May 13, 2021
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By Libby Curran
May 13, 2021
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For many Australians, the Wendy's moniker refers to the local ice cream franchise and shopping centre staple born in the 70s. But in the USA, it's the name of a famed hamburger chain that's known for its square-shaped burgers, fries and shakes. And it's the latter's signature fast food goodies that you'll be able to get your mitts on — for free — at a one-day-only pop-up in The Rocks.

Today, Thursday, May 13, the USA-born Wendy's is hitting Sydney for a special visit, taking over the site at 22 Playfair Street. From 10.30am, it'll be handing out complimentary serves of the brand's Dave's Single cheeseburger and the Classic Chocolate Wendy's Frosty — a creamy dessert that's somewhere between a thickshake and an ice cream. Of course, there'll be a limited amount of freebies available for each item, so you'll want to get in as early as possible to nab yourself one.

PRNewsfoto/The Wendy's Company

The pop-up comes as Wendy's continues its expansion across the globe — so if the temporary visit proves popular, there's a chance that the brand could decide to set up shop permanently in Sydney.

Plenty of other iconic US fast food brands have made the foray Down Under in the past few years — Carl's Jnr hit Australian shores in 2014, Taco Bell opened its first Aussie store in Queensland in 2017, Five Guys is set to hit our shores and actor Mark Wahlberg's burger joint Wahlburgers announced its Australian launch earlier this year.

Wendy's was first born back in 1969 in Ohio and now boasts over 6800 restaurants around the world.

Find the Wendy's pop-up at 22 Playfair Street, The Rocks, Sydney, from 10.30am on Thursday, May 13.

Top image: Mike Mozart via Flickr.

Published on May 13, 2021 by Libby Curran

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