Maps Maponyane took to social media to make an announcement about one of his restaurant branches closing down. Maponyane released a statement that his Rosebank ‘Buns Out’ branch will be shut down due to lockdown!ntrepreneur and TV presenter
“Announcement!!! We are closing down our Rosebank store. Thank you for all your support.” – Maps Maponyane tweeted.
The pandemic has resulted in a number of business owners having to shut down their businesses due to the lockdown, including those entirely on a standstill.
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Maps Maponyane mentions that the ongoing changes and restrictions of the lockdown that are continuously brought in, have positioned him in a position of making the decision of closing down the restaurant. The Rosebank ‘Buns Out’ branch will be the branch that he is closing, as he focuses on his other up and running branches based in Linden and Norwood.
“It is with great sadness that we post to you this evening to confirm the closure of our Rosebank branch. We started our journey in Rosebank with an eye on the future and optimism of growth and life beyond level 3 lockdown. Unfortunately, having been put back into level 4 lockdown and the restrictions that have been placed on us with regards to the sale of alcohol has made this journey even tougher and insurmountable. As such, we felt it necessary to focus on the survival of our Linden and Norwood branches, both of whom continue to trade as normal. This has not been an easy decision but a necessary one and we hope to see you still getting your buns out regularly – it’s good for your health.” – Maps Maponyane’s ‘Buns Out Burgers’ Twitter handles statement read.
Maps Maponyane announced the closing of the restaurant on the evening of Tuesday, 13th of July 2021. This announcement comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa set forth that the country will be undergoing an advanced level 4 lockdown. Maponyane states that the prohibition of the sales of alcohol contributed to making it difficult to keep the restaurant up and running.
“The current conditions have just made it too challenging. We tried. This isn’t the end of the road.” – Maps Maponanye tweeted.
A couple of months ago the TV presenter made an announcement that he would be opening a third ‘Buns Out’ restaurant, which is one of the two restaurants that are still open, ‘Buns Out Norwoord’ despite the challenges of Covid-19. Unfortunately, his vision and expectations have unfolded differently.