Oxford is no stranger to burger chains, with the city boasting McDonald’s, Five Guys, Byron and a host of other restaurants and takeaways.

It is a crowded market and one which newcomer Wendy’s, with its famous square burgers, wants to take a bite out of (sorry, could not resist).

The American chain had UK branches back in 1990s but shut up shop at the turn of the millennium and headed back stateside.

In recent months, Wendy’s has made its triumphant UK return and opened branches in Reading and Stratford over the summer.

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The Oxford branch is the latest addition to the brand’s more than 6,000 restaurants worldwide and it will serves Wendy’s signatures including the Baconator burger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich and iconic Frosty dessert.

Like its fellow UK restaurants, the Oxford branch will serve exclusive vegetarian options - the Veggie Stack, Veggie Bites, and Avocado Veggie Salad.

What did I think?

I visited the Oxford branch just as it was ready to open to the public and all the staff seemed genuinely excited and happy to be there.

The atmosphere of the restaurant was friendly and welcoming with a good splash of old-fashioned American hospitality.

Oxford Mail: My Wendy's meal included the Baconator, Chicken Nuggets and Chili Cheese Fries My Wendy's meal included the Baconator, Chicken Nuggets and Chili Cheese Fries

To get a good feel for the menu I decided to go for the Baconator burger, Eight Chicken Nuggets and a side of Chili Cheese Fries.

Let me tell you, the portions were absolutely huge.

The Baconator is comprised of half-pound of fresh British beef, American cheese, six pieces of crispy Applewood smoked bacon, ketchup, and mayo.

The square shaped burger was juicy and flavoursome with meat which you could tell was fresh rather than frozen - something Wendy’s prides itself on.

When I said the portions were huge I was not exaggerating, a Wendy’s Baconator felt like I had eaten two Big Macs in a row.

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The Chicken Nuggets were lightedly breaded with soft, white breast meat inside, meaning they did not feel stodgy or overcooked.

Unlike other chain Nuggets, these ones tasted almost home-made. It was something which, I will be honest, shocked me a little bit about a chain fast food restaurant.

Finally, if I did not already feel like I was in an American chain then the Chili Cheese Fries transported me across the pond in one cheesy bite.

Blending skin-on fries with creamy cheese sauce and shredded cheddar, this side is the very definition of ‘more-ish’.

My only complaint would be that I was expecting these topped fries to be a little bit spicy, as they were quite mild.

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At £8.49 for a Baconator combo meal, £5.69 for the Chicken Nuggets and £3.09 for the large Chili Cheese Fries the price to portion ration is good value for money.

Overall, I felt Oxford’s new Wendy’s offers good quality food, affordable prices and friendly service making it a great addition to the city.