American fast food chain Wendy’s is expected to open a branch in Sutton.

The famous burger restaurant has plans to open up on the borough’s High Street.

It’s latest London location will be at 96-98 High Street on the site of former Home Store.

 A planning application, submitted to Sutton Council, reads: “Wendy’s is a well-known burger chain making a return to the United Kingdom after an absence since 2000.

“This site is part and parcel of a nationwide programme of new units and a number are now open and trading successfully.”

Famous for its square burgers, Wendy’s opened a branch in Stratford in August and another in Croydon in November 2021.

The only comment on the Sutton planning application read: “I’m really excited to see Wendy’s opening in Sutton. I love the food and will be heading to the High Street for a Frosty when you open.”

This month, Big Hospitality reported that the Wendy’s plans on opening 50-60 restaurants in the UK by the end of 2022.

Chief financial officer Gunther Plosch said: “There is huge interest by franchisees in our European expansion plans.

"We have signed up now several franchisees already for the UK market; they are very excited to join our company restaurant footprint.”

A Freedom of Information request (FOI) submitted by the Local Democracy Reporting Service revealed that the town centre high street was the one with the highest percentage of empty shops of the five across the borough. 

In 2021, of the 385 units in the town centre, 63 or 16 per cent were standing empty.

In 2021, Sutton Council bought the St Nicholas shopping centre for £26 million as part of its plans to revive the town centre.

What is next for the nineties-built centre is yet to be announced by the authority.