Wendy's scraps plans to serve alcohol at an outlet in Christchurch

Wendy's scraps plans to serve alcohol at an outlet in Christchurch

Wendy's fast food chain has indicated that it has scrapped plans to serve alcohol at one of its outlet in the city of Christchurch in New Zealand.

Wendy's fast food outlet was planning to serve beers with its burgers at the outlet. The outlet located in Hornby had applied for a licence in October 2015 but the move had attracted a lot of public criticism. If the outlet started serving alcohol, it would have been the first attempt by a fast-food chain in New Zealand to serve alcohol in its premises.

The outlet was planning to offer mainly beer and cider with the food with a trained and qualified supervisor authorising the sale. The company informed the Christchurch City Council about its plans to withdraw plans to serve alcohol at the outlet.However, the fast food giant has confirmed it's committed to selling alcohol in its restaurants in the future.

Riccarton-Wigram Community Board chair Mike Mora noted that the company had cancelled plans because of the public opposition. He said that there are already a number of liquor outlets and bars around the area and there is no need to introduce alcohol at the fast food outlet.

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