For us foreigners, could someone give a brief overview of these uniquely SA brands? I don't think I've used a M&B and the Wimpy you have are not quite the same as the Wimpy's here in the UK?
Mugg & Bean's is a "sit down and chat for hours" kind of restaurant with great variety and quality. Lots of vegetarian options. Some examples from the menu:
Breakfast: e.g. "Something salmon" - scrambled eggs with smoked salmon trout and hash browns on a bed of rocket with grilled tomoto and spring onions; "Breakfast stack" - Brown mushrooms served on a bed of fresh rocket and baby marrow fritters topped with mozarella cheese, basil pesto and a poached egg
Café sandwiches: e.g. "Portabella picnic sarmie" - pan-fried brown mushrooms, grilled baby marrows, roasted peppers, fresh rocket, herb mayo, and onion rings on a toasted ciabbatta;
Wraps: e.g. "Mexican fiesta" - a cool mix of lettuce, beef strips, guacamole, corn, salsa and grated cheese
Soups: e.g. "Boston Clam Chowder" - a traditional thick and creamy white chowder with clams, bacon, potato and thyme. Served with toasted ciabatta.
Classic salads: e.g. "Chopstix chicken salad" - sticky ginger-glazed chicken pieces with mixed lettuce, orange segments, red onion, bean sprouts and carrot shavings served with glass noodles and an oriental dressing
Signature salads: e.g. "The original cobb salad" - a classic, with layers of avo, tomato, back bacon bits, chicken, hard-boiled eggs and blue cheese on a bed of greens with toasted tortilla wedges and a creamy rich Ranch dressing.
Heavier evening meals include meals with names such as: "Welsh rarebit crumbed chicken", "Blue cheese crumbed chicken"; "Beef and chicken enchilada". There are also pies such as the vegan "Thai squash pie" and a "Beef & mushroom pastry melt", and pot pies such as "Spicy sausage & butter beans" and "Chicken & leek".
The above is just a small sample of the meals on their current menu, which you can find on the internet.
Wimpy is a fast food chain. I cannot complain too much about the quality of their food, although it is not nearly as great as that of M&B in my opinion. I actually like to have a Wimpy toasted sarmie and the legendary Wimpy coffee while on the road. The menu is dominated by the typical breakfast foods and things like cheese burger, Wimpy burger, toasted sarmies with various fillings (all available on their own or with chips); a couple of more "healthy" meals in the form of fish and salad or chicken breasts and salad, calamari salad. Thus much less variety and not nearly the same eating experience as at M&B. It's were I'll buy a take-away toasted sarmie to eat in the car while out driving, looking for nice sightings
Of course, it is likely that the whole M&B menu will not be available at KNP, and they may even make a few dishes specially designed for the Park