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 Post subject: Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.
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We were at Lower Sabie this last week. Food is very good, as was their service. Never had to wait more than 10 - 15 minutes for food. Was also nice to see how well supported it is in the evenings. What a difference from last year when we were there.


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 Post subject: Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.
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It looks to be a really positive change for the Kruger restaurants and I would like to thank everyone who has eaten at them and sent their comments recently. However, I have a quick query. I will be in Kruger for a few days in April 2015 with a group of 16 people - we use it as a bonding time before we go up to help with a charity for whom we fundraise. Several of the group are vegetarian and are concerned that they will have some suitable options when we are in the Park. We will be at Berg en Dal, Lower Sabie and Satara. I have found the Mugg and Bean menu with a few vege options so I trust these are also available at the Park restaurants. Please could someone confirm this and that BnD will also have a choice for the vegetarians coming out with.

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 Post subject: Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.
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M&B, Debonairs and Wimpy all have some very acceptable veggie options. I've never tasted them though ...

I miss the Houd Piesang already. Who are we going to complain about now? .....

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 Post subject: Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.
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My SO is a veggie and he went through the M&B menu posted by Norms and saw enough that he wouldn't be eating the same thing each day. It looks like M&B are serving the same menu in LS that they serve in all their restaurants and reports are that it is at the same price too.

What we have found previously is that because there is a small turnover of veggie meals they tend to have less in stock and so run out quicker. I'm hoping that this won't be the same in a large operation with proper logistics, but be aware of this happening.

Berg-an-Dal is a different franchise holder but we've eaten with them before at Mopani. SO got a jacket potato with vegetables and cheese sauce, which is a pretty standard veggie offering, however we did have to ask. We find that we have to do that in most restaurants in SA though, its not a Park thing. Most are happy to knock something up but as I said it tends to be veg and cheese sauce with potato or rice.

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 Post subject: Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.
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Just got back from Kruger Had a few breakfasts and a supper at M&B , very tasty, staff are still getting used to the menu but the service and food was great :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.
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Hi Carol, our Mugg & bean menu at Satara last month, was exactly the same menu as all M & B's we've been to in C Town Joburg etc. Plenty of veggie options, and I'm quite sure wraps and sarnies that have meat could be substituted if asked.

The manager was really on the ball, and wanting to please!!!

Just sorry that we will miss you, as we are going to be grandparents, and will not be doing our usual 6 month stay this next time!!!

seems ages since we shared a lunch at Lower Sabie last year!!!!

I'm sure that you will have a wonderful time. :k

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 Post subject: Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.
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The staff and especially the supervisors at the Mug&Bean restaurants have been very well trained,We were attended too immediately we arrived and found them very alert to when you look around for them to come and help you with anything extra you may want. I found them very professional and helpful, it was a very pleasant experience to dine there

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 Post subject: Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.
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Just spent a couple nights in Satara and found the Mugg and Bean far superior in every way to the previous restaurants. Debonaires was also fine and more than acceptable.

Having dined at Skukuza the first night I was very disappointed in that restaurant and was even more shocked that the bill was far more than MandB the next couple nights.

As far as I am concerned the new restaurants cannot replace the old ones fast enough and have made me not dread dinner anymore as now there is selection and better service.


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 Post subject: Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.
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As a matter of interest - what restaurant facilities are at Skukuza at the moment? We are staying there two nights next week and will need to make use of them. After that definitely looking forward to trying out M&B a number of times at Satara & LS


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 Post subject: Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.
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Leanawel wrote:

Please give us feedback about Skukuza :thumbs_up:



Skukuza still have the old restaurant and take away.
They are starting the restaurant renovations after the school holidays.

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 Post subject: Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.
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Visited Skukuza yesterday and spoke to one of the restaurant staff who didn't know when the new conversions would be starting.
Both the main restaurant and the wooden Banana are still operating as before..
Old Selati still not operational and looking most derelect inside..

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 Post subject: Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.
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Has any forum member visited the Letaba Mugg and Bean yet? :)

Dabchick wrote:
Mugg&Bean at Letaba is apparently opening this afternoon @ 15:00

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 Post subject: Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.
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I saw pictures on twitter posted by one of the Letaba staff members wives (Elize) posted on twitter from their dinner last night. Decor looked and great and so did the food :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.
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I'm sure if its anything like the other ones at LS or Satara then it will be great! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.
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On our new reservation form on the last page it says Skukuza restaurant will be closed from the 29th of July for renovations.

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