There has been speculation on social media that the promised Marks & Spencer Simply Food store due to open in Wanstead is to be replaced by an outlet for American fast food chain KFC.
This rumour is untrue according to information received from Marks & Spencer. An M&S spokesperson told Wanstead Ward News:
“Our new Wanstead store will be opening in early 2018. We’d like to thank the community for their patience. We will provide a date for our opening as soon as we can. We’re working hard on the store and remain committed to bringing the very best of M&S to Wanstead.”