It seems the North West loves a drive-thru. With the region already blessed with the UK’s first ever drive-thru Indian takeaway restaurant, Chaiiwala, a Chinese drive-thru spot is now set to open this week. The drive-thru restaurant known as Wiyo– which stands for What Is Your Order- is the first of its kind in England and will be serving up Chinese cuisine and convenience.
Set to open off Knutsford Road in Warrington, which is just a 40 minute drive from Manchester, Wiyo will be offering up the likes of salt and pepper chicken, shredded chilli beef and its house special chicken satay. Other mains include chicken curry, vegetarian chicken in black pepper sauce, chicken in black bean sauce and sticky honey chicken.
The owners of Wiyo hope it could fast become “the McDonalds of Asian cuisine” with plans to rapidly expand to new sites soon – including Manchester. The idea of Wiyo is said to have been born around a kitchen table back in 2018 and has taken five years to come to fruition. Co-owners Leon Freedman, Sally Gallagher and Dominic Freeman are the trio behind the concept and worked alongside a leading Chinese chef to develop the menu for Wiyo.
Drive-thru diners can get a choice of ordering three different meal options – with a single dish(1 main and 1 base) and a drink costing £7, two and a drink priced at £9, and three with a drink going for £11. Bases on the Wiyo drive-thru menu include Chinese restaurant classics such as fried rice, boiled rice and wok fried vegetables as well as fries and you’ll also find sides of battered spring rolls and chicken nuggets.
Visitors can also opt for the ‘salt + pepper sub’, priced at £11, where seasoned chicken is layered on a roll with crispy lettuce, onions and Wiyo’s house special soy mayonnaise. The sub is served with a pot of curry sauce, fries and a drink for the ultimate Chinese meal deal on the go.
Wiyo opens officially on June 17 at 5pm, following on from a soft launch this weekend just passed. Find Wiyo at Old Road Car Park (entrance off School Street), Warrington, WA4 1AT.