|The Zippy Grill on Goldhawk Road Shepherd's
Bush is an almost perfect example of the 60s Wimpy-style cafe
interior. In 1953 the first Wimpy ('the square meal in the round
bun') was served at Wimbledon. Wimpy Bar franchises - hired from
owner Eddie Gold who had 12 in Chicago - were introduced into
special section of Lyons Corner Houses. By 1969 there were 460
Wimpy Cafes in the UK and eight in Oxford Street alone...