Maps Maponyane opens third Buns Out eatery despite pandemic struggles
Media personality Maps Maponyane has opened a third Buns Out restaurant despite facing challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Taking to social media to announce his latest burger joint, the restaurateur opened up about how in the face of the challenges presented by the coronavirus lockdown, the star managed to open two new eateries in Rosebank and Norwood in Johannesburg.
“New store alert! Buns Out 3.0 — Norwood! When the pandemic started we weren’t sure if we were going to be able to keep our doors open, but somehow we’ve managed to open two new locations and you’re going to love our latest,” said Maps.
The star also thanked his fans their support through the lockdown.
NEW STORE ALERT! Buns Out 3.0 - Norwood! 🍔🍟— Mr. Buns/Buns Out/Abuti Buns/Lebunza/Breadwinner (@MapsMaponyane) May 1, 2021
When the pandemic started we weren't sure if were going to be able to keep our doors open, but somehow we've managed to open 2 new locations & you're going to love our latest🙌🏾
Thank you for keeping us in business.🙏🏾✨#BunsOutNorwood pic.twitter.com/VK5VIU2oCV
At the beginning of the lockdown last year things looked bleak for Maps, who took the tough decision to close his restaurant “indefinitely”.
Taking to Twitter at the time, the star shared the news with Buns Out lovers.
“After trying to stretch out any kind of production, including deliveries, to keep our staff employed and customers happy, we’ve decided to indefinitely close Buns Out.
“It is tough as a new small business, but at the end of the day we need to keep everyone safe, and staying operating in any kind of way would completely go against this. Wash your hands often, stay safe and if in any way possible, stay home. Please be considerate and take care of each other.”
However, things took a turn for better days and Maps is now standing on the other side, thanks to the unwavering support of his restaurant’s patriots.
Many of Mr Buns’ stans congratulated him on his latest wins, ready to dig in at his new eatery!
Here are some of the responses:
Congratulations man! Really need to pop in sometime and grab a few buns— •Beaumains∆• (@GaryCairns) May 1, 2021
This is AWESOME news💝 go buns!!! Go buns!!!— ❤Thobekile Toh Mchunu❤ (#CakeBossLady) (@thobekiletoh) May 1, 2021
Had a Buns Out Burger and fell sleepy. Call me Naps Maponyane.— David Tshabalala (@SlayingGoliath) May 2, 2021
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