New branch of Wendy’s awarded £200k of Levelling Up Funding, bringing dozens of jobs to Hull city centre

New Hull city centre branch of Wendy's fast-food restaurant
-Credit: (Image: Hull City Council)


Levelling Up Funding (LUF) is supporting the launch of the latest branch of Wendy’s in Hull – and helping to create almost 50 new jobs.

An empty unit in one of Hull’s busiest streets is being brought back into use thanks to support from LUF to the tune of £200,000. Square Burgers Limited has been awarded the sum from Hull City Council’s Government-backed fund.

Trading as Wendy’s fast-food restaurant, the recipient will occupy Unit 1 of grade two-listed King Albert Chambers in Jameson Street in the city centre, as reported. The funding will support the introduction of 48 full-time equivalent jobs and will also help to bring back into use 350sqm of unused floor space.

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The total project costs are estimated at £1,170,565.18, meaning almost £1m of private capital is being invested into the city centre. Cllr Paul Drake-Davis, the council’s portfolio holder for regeneration, said: “LUF is all about filling empty units in our city centre and creating new jobs, and this is exactly what this latest grant award does.

“Wendy’s has already invested heavily into Hull with its other restaurants and it’s great that this Levelling Up Funding can support it doing likewise in the city centre.” In the past year, Wendy’s has opened outlets at Kingswood and Bilton.

Wendy's will open on Thursday, July 11.