Buns Out, One of the best burger joints in the world, according to Bloomberg has closed down,
Its celebrity owner Maps Maponyane said his business has been facing a host of troubles since the outbreak and that has forced him to close the business indefinitely.
Maps took it to social media, his Twitter handle to explain that he faced a number of troubles that left him with no choice, hence the decision to close his burger restaurant, Buns Out.
It's tough as a new small business, bt at the end of the day we need to keep everyone safe, & staying operating in any kind of way would completely go against this.
Wash your hands often, stay safe & if in any way possible, Stay Home. Pls be considerate & take care of each other.
— Mr. Buns/Buns Out/Abuti Buns/Lebunza/Breadwinner (@MapsMaponyane) March 23, 2020
“After trying to stretch out any kind of production including deliveries, in order to still keep our staff employed & customers happy, we've decided to indefinitely close Buns Out. We don't know how long it will be or if we'll survive this period, but it's the right thing to do,” he said.
“It's tough as a new small business, [but] at the end of the day we need to keep everyone safe, & staying operating in any kind of way would completely go against this. Wash your hands often, stay safe & if in any way possible, Stay Home. Please be considerate & take care of each other,” he added.
Despite having been operating for only seven months before its closure, the restaurant had already made a name for itself.
When the television personality announced that he was diversifying his portfolio, some would be forgiven for not having taken it seriously.
He announced on social media at the time that he had opened a restaurant in Linden, Johannesburg by the name of ‘Buns Out.’ Few months down the road it won some recognition.
He even brought his mother to the restaurant to try the food and have a feel of the place.
The Top Billing presenter captioned the picture of him with his mother with, ‘Couldn’t say anything until I brought my toughest critic along, and now that she’s happy. I’m Excited to share that I’ve just opened my first restaurant. A burger spot in Linden, Johannesburg called ‘Buns Out”, wrote the star at the time.
“Come through for a great quality burger! We’re open every day,” he added.
His celebrity friends the likes of Amanda DuPont, Ayanda Thabethe, Langa Mavuso and K Naomi all sent their best wishes for him and congratulatory messages.