Wendy's fast food chain believed to have shut down all outlets in Singapore

A notice put up at the National University of Singapore University Town outlet said: "Wendy's U-Town will be serving her last burgers on 30th of April 2015. Thank you for patronising Wendy's U-Town." -- PHOTO: XU YUANFA / FACEBOOK 
A notice put up at the National University of Singapore University Town outlet said: "Wendy's U-Town will be serving her last burgers on 30th of April 2015. Thank you for patronising Wendy's U-Town." -- PHOTO: XU YUANFA / FACEBOOK 

SINGAPORE - Fast food chain Wendy's has closed all its outlets in Singapore, according to its regular customers.

Photos posted on Wendy's Singapore's Facebook page by netizens showed closure notices pasted on the doors of several outlets. A notice put up at the National University of Singapore (NUS) University Town outlet said: "Wendy's U-Town will be serving her last burgers on 30th of April 2015. Thank you for patronising Wendy's U-Town."

The NUS shop is believed to be the last one that was shut down, according to Popspoken.com, a website that reports on lifestyle and entertainment news.

While there used to be outlets in places like Nex shopping centre, Liat Towers, Holland Village and Lavender MRT station, the two outlets that are listed currently on Wendy's website are the ones at NUS and Lau Pa Sat.

Now, the two have also shut down.

This followed the closure of outlets in Jurong Point and Lavender in March, which Wendy's announced on its Facebook page.

The US fast food chain made its foray into Singapore in the 1980s, with outlets in Far East Plaza and Parkway Parade. But it soon left the market.

It made a comeback in 2009, and set up shop in different parts of Singapore.

"We opened our 1st restaurant in December 2009 at Lau Pa Sat Festival Market. Since then, under astute leadership, we have grown and just recently opened our 11th restaurant at Jurong East MRT Station," said the Wendy's Singapore website.

Fans of the fast food joint have left messages on its Facebook page, expressing their disappointment and sadness that their favourite burgers, fried chicken and fries were not going to be within reach any more.

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