People in Woking are split over Burger King opening a new fast-food joint in the town with some calling for "decent shops" instead. Branding belonging to the fast-food chain has appeared outside the Victoria Shopping Centre next to the middle walk entrance promising the upcoming opening as well as an advertisement for new staff.
The premises on Commercial Way used to belong to Black and Irons Bar and Grill which is listed on Google as permanently closed. Woking used to have a Burger King within the Peacocks Centre but those wanting to get their Whopper fix currently have to travel more than four miles to the Ladymead Retail Park in Guildford .
A picture of the frontage posted on the WokingLive Facebook group delivered fierce debate with people weighing up the benefits it would bring to the town. Some welcomed the imminent opening but added they would have preferred to see another chain.
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The comment with 42 likes and hearts read: “Great, been waiting for something to replace the even worse McDonald's ! Would of much preferred a Wagamamas!”
Another was more critical of the move. They said: “We could do with some decent shops. We don't even have a DIY store. No decent furniture stores. No home furnishings stores. They think the trainline into London direct should be the only appeal to home buyers. Makes no sense!”
SurreyLive has approached Burger King for comment.
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