A much-loved fast food restaurant in Marlow is set to close its doors on December 30, it announced this week.

Wimpy, in the High Street, will close at the end of this month with bosses citing “escalating rents” as the reason for the closure.

The building was listed for sale for offers in excess of £1.5 million, with Wimpy UK’s general manager Chris Woolsenden saying last month that the burger joint would not be renewing its lease.

He added that they were looking for a new premises within Marlow, where its headquarters are also based, and said that all the staff based at the Marlow branch will be offered jobs at other Wimpy restaurants.

The news received mixed reaction, with one resident branding it “the end of an era”, while another said: “Not eaten Wimpy in years. So much more choice and better out there.”