Wendy’s Singapore has closed down
This is the second time the fast food company has exited Singapore's market.
Wendy’s Singapore has closed its last outlet in National University of Singapore (NUS) UTown’s Town Plaza on May Day 2015, reports Popspoken.
Its eventual quiet demise looked inevitable following the closure of several of its other outlets in the past year.
Problems appeared to have surfaced in August 2014, when it was announced that its Century Square outlet of four years had to close due to a lease expiry.
After which the Holland Village store of five years was closed in January and their Liat Towers branch of five years shut down a few weeks later in February. These were said to be due to lease expiry as well.
Other branches were closed too without any further explanation, such as their Lavender V Hotel of four years, which was shut down on March 15 and their Jurong Point branch just a day later on March 16.
Wendy’s was first brought into Singapore in the 1980s but exited Singapore’s market despite having outlets at Far East Plaza and Parkway Parade.
Its second foray into Singapore began in 2008, when Lim Bee Huat, Chairman of Kopitiam Group of Companies, managed to bring Wendy’s back to Singapore.
The company had declared its ambitious expansion plans to open a total of 35 Wendy’s outlets all over the island in the next decade. It started out by opening its first outlet in Lau Pa Sat Festival Market in December 2009, and managed to increase to a total of 11 outlets in 2012.
Queries by members of the public have since gone unanswered on the fast-food chain’s Facebook page.