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 Post subject: Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:42 am 
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Crested Val wrote:
I'm still dreaming about that Mugg & Bean Chicken and Avo Wrap at Letaba..............roll on


Im dreaming of the dawn chorus and gentle morning play of baby baboons as they stretch in the sun an alpha male hippo already grunting in the distance.......

Followed by a traditional South African breakfast in a nice calm serene setting not a trace of commerce for six days.


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 Post subject: Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:41 am 
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Oeeeeeee Koen, the M&B are known for their yummy fresh wraps :dance: :dance: :dance: no tough ones there :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.
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How did I miss this thread for so long. :hmz:

Good move, I believe :thumbs_up:

"Mugg and Bean" has a very good and tasty variety. Their "eggs benedict" is to die for. It is one of the few franchise outlets that I visit knowing I will find something to suit the moment.

"Wimpy" I usually only visit while on the road. My associations are therefore tinged with excitement. Pretorius Kop is a good choice for a Wimpy, it is often a first stop. Satara, well Satara can get very busy at certain times of the day and this should suit it as well.

I am pleased to hear the the branding with be toned down. Red is a bit loud for the greens and browns of the bush.

I also like that the will be choice. No longer a ''one size had better fit all'', as was previously.

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 Post subject: Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:41 am 
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Obviously talking about the "Park" not the camps or facilities Weltman. The only hand that has crafted that has been mother nature.

Since the restaurants will be inside the camps, using existing facilities and they've already stated that the restaurants won't be allowed to erect large neon signs that are visible from far away, the "Park" will remain exactly as it is currently, not so?

I really don't think anything will change. The new restaurants will replace the old ones, so no new development. They won't be allowed to erect neon signs that affect the ambiance of the camps. New takeaways won't cause more litter than the existing takeaways. No one is going to enter the park and speed to Satara just to eat at the Wimpy. The food is no more "nontraditional" than the burgers and pizzas currently being served.

So it isn't gourmet restaurants - frankly, I can eat at a gourmet restaurant any day of the week in Pretoria. That isn't why I go to the Kruger. In Kruger I want a restaurant where I can walk in with shorts and flip-flops, get a descent, but not necessarily fancy meal and perhaps a cold glass of wine, and be entertained by starlings and horn-bills who are trying (in vain) to get me to feed them while I eat. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.
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What will probably happen in the Park is you'll end up with an inexperienced second rate operater who will have to take short cuts in order to try and survive in an unprofitable market. I'm guessing that this is the current scenario. The large well known family restaurants will steer clear of such a risky operation.

I don't really understand what you are trying to say. I wouldn't call M&B and Wimpy inexperienced second rate operators...


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 Post subject: Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.
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Oeeeeeee Koen, the M&B are known for their yummy fresh wraps :dance: :dance: :dance: no tough ones there :dance:


Agree with you Carol. Looking forward to a delicious wrap on the Lower Sabie deck, or the deck at Olifants ......even Letaba hehe :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.
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On such a beautiful morning, let's all throw away the negative and be positive.
We will give them the opportunity to prove themself.


Well said Nkulu! :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.
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So it isn't gourmet restaurants - frankly, I can eat at a gourmet restaurant any day of the week in Pretoria. That isn't why I go to the Kruger. In Kruger I want a restaurant where I can walk in with shorts and flip-flops, get a descent, but not necessarily fancy meal and perhaps a cold glass of wine, and be entertained by starlings and horn-bills who are trying (in vain) to get me to feed them while I eat. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.
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Well said squirrel and Nkulu :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.
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On such a beautiful morning, let's all throw away the negative and be positive.
We will give them the opportunity to prove themself.
If not, we will destroy them :twisted: :rtm: :sniper: then, and only then


:lol: :lol: :lol: I for one am giving them the benefit of the doubt. Happy thoughts :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.
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Judging by the posts here, the positive feed back far out weighs the negative. :dance: :dance: :dance:

Couldn't agree more that M & B wraps are yummy, and packed full of fillings!!! :clap:
Their muffins are lekker as well. :whistle:

I know that Wimpy serves fast food, but it has always hit the spot with us, and that is what I am looking for when I call in after an early morning drive. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.
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I couldn't agree more Val. Looking forward to getting some good food in these outlets :dance: :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.
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Knowing that there is a Wimpy I would actually think about having a brekkie in the park... :hmz:

Mug&Bean have the best coffees so can't wait even though it is a bit pricey for me :slap:

But this change can be very good :D

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 Post subject: Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.
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Wimpy coffee is my favorite :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.
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Heksie wrote:
Wimpy has a great iced coffee, for the summer months :w:


Mmmmmmm been meaning to try it :dance: :dance:

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