What was first, the hamburger loving cartoon character Wimpy, or the Wimpy restaurant chain?

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What was first, the hamburger loving cartoon character Wimpy, or the Wimpy restaurant chain?

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I hope this does not infringe on any copy right stuff but I found this online while looking up Popeye mem.. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. J. Wellington Wimpy is one of the characters in the Popeye cartoons. Wimpy was created by newspaper cartoonist Elzie Crisler Segar. He became one of the dominant characters in the newspaper strips. When “Popeye” was adapted as an animated cartoon series by Fleischer Studios Wimpy was made a more minor character, as Dave Fleischer said that the character in the Segar cartoons was “too intellectual” to be used in film cartoons. Wimpy is Popeye’s friend. In the animated cartoons he mainly plays the role of the “straight man” to Popeye’s outbursts and wild antics. Wimpy is very intelligent, and well educated, but very lazy and gluttonous. Wimpy is also somewhat of a scam artist and (especially in the newspaper cartoons) can be shockingly underhanded at times. Wimpy loves to eat hamburgers, but is usually too cheap to pay for them. A recurring jo

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