Media personality and owner of Buns Out, Maps Maponyane, has announced that his restaurant will remain open, despite the coronavirus outbreak, as they implement further precautionary measures.
In an Instagram post today, 17 March 2020, Buns Out announced that it will remain open until otherwise advised. The restaurant explained that due to the potential loss of income and possibility of closing down the franchise permanently, they have opted to remain open despite the coronavirus outbreak. The restaurant has advised patrons that they will only be accepting card payments and have increased the cleaning of the kitchens and other facilities to help them combat the pandemic.
See the announcement post below.
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Hey #teambuns?? We are a small startup business and in such trying times it would be very difficult not only for us as a business but also for our employees if we were to close our doors. We are looking at every measure we can take and doing everything in our power to avoid retrenchment and potentially having to close permanently. We fully understand the seriousness of COVID 19 and the implications of it spreading. As a team, we have and are continuing to operate our normal hours. We have taken every possible precaution and are taking under constant advisement with regards to further measure and possible closure. . . Our staff are committed to constant hygiene awareness and increased frequency of hand washing, sanitizing and sanitization of workspace and customer environment. We have taken further measures to ensure that this is all happening more thoroughly and frequently. . Further to the above, we will not be accepting cash and will be sanitizing our speed points regularly. We hope you can understand this as a further measure to help prevention and spreading of the virus. We would like to thank all our treasured guest for all the support and encouragement and hope that together we can overcome this as quickly possible. And we look forward to seeing you in the future.