This Wendy’s restaurant wants to serve beer with their burgers

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And now for something completely different from Wendy’s – a Burger and fries with an ice cold beer. That’s exactly what could be coming to a Wendy’s restaurant in Christchurch, New Zealand, if the owners get their wish.


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The Hornby Wendy’s applied to Christchurch City Council for a liquor license between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m., from Monday to Sunday.

The request is the first of its kind from a fast food franchise in New Zealand

Some people are concerned. Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck has concerns over alcohol being present in what’s normally a gathering place for young people. Buck also takes issue with the restaurant serving alcohol during breakfast.

Others like the idea, including Wendy’s chief executive Danielle Lendich. She described the move as a way for Wendy’s to “up its game,” by providing guests with the option to buy a beer with a burger.

But local politicians aren’t enthused by the idea and have vowed to oppose the liquor license application.

Buck is encouraging anyone opposed to the idea to make their voices heard.

Residents can make their views known by writing or sending an email to the district licensing committee – but they only have until next Friday.