Why has Wimpy in Lowestoft closed down?

Wimpy in Lowestoft in, which has now closed. Pictured in 2009 Picture: Angela Sharpe

Wimpy in Lowestoft in, which has now closed. Pictured in 2009 Picture: Angela Sharpe - Credit: Archant � 2009

A restaurant chain is on the lookout for a new franchisee after its Lowestoft one pulled out of the company.

Coastal Café, which has replaced Wimpy in Lowestoft. Picture: David Hannant

Coastal Café, which has replaced Wimpy in Lowestoft. Picture: David Hannant - Credit: David Hannant

Wimpy, on London Road North, closed suddenly this week, after its franchisee decided to cancel its contract.

Now, the burger chain, which now only has one location in Norfolk and Waveney, is looking to find a new person to run a restaurant in England's most easterly point.

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A spokesman for Wimpy UK said: 'We know that the Wimpy in Lowestoft was always a popular destination for casual dining and we were disappointed it shut its doors for the final time in on Tuesday (September 5). All our restaurants are owned and operated by franchisees and in this case it was the franchisee's decision to terminate the contract.

'We had already earmarked Wimpy Lowestoft for a major refurbishment and, as part of our commitment to the town, we have now embarked on a search for other premises and a new franchisee.


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'We sincerely hope that we will be able to put Wimpy firmly back on the menu for Lowestoft people before too long.'

The current location, which sat between Santander and WH Smith, has since been replaced with a new eatery called Coastal Café,

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