Friday Debate: What’s SA’s best/worst food franchise?

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In my circle of friends, there’s a bunch of people who worship at the Wimpy altar. They delight in the company’s burgers, which to me taste like a mixture of rubber, sawdust and vinegar. With cheese. I sort of get it. Wimpy has such a strong local heritage that it’s viewed as a uniquely South African chain. It’s not of course, having started in the US in the 30s, before moving to the UK and finally getting its first local store in the 60s.

I digress though. I’m not a fan of Wimpy – but to be fair I’m not much of a fan of any of our local franchises. Spur? Steers? No thanks. I might hit Rocomammas for a burger though. Debonairs sells a terrible excuse for Pizza, as does Romans. Mimmo’s is ok! Nando’s is terribly overrated. Actually, I’m a bit at a loss to think of a local food franchise that really sets my tastebuds alight. Perhaps I’m just a snob.

You tell us! What’s South Africa’s best/worst local food joint? Where do you go when you want a quick, easy nibble. Where do you avoid?

Last Updated: October 20, 2017

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  • Lourens Corleone

    Debonairs is probably the worst. Bad, generic pizza that is even beaten by other generic fast food pizza branches.

    • Magoo

      Worse than Dominos?

      • So sad that Dominos bought out Scooters, I actually really likes scooters.

        • Magoo

          I did too, wasn’t aware that they were bought out by dominos. Dominos to me is the closest thing to edible plastic. And it’s a direct formula for heartburn.

      • Captain JJ

        Way worse

    • Captain JJ

      Yes, I must agree there.

  • PoisonedBelial

    Best – Nandos / Col’Cacchio

    Worst – Debonairs

  • Franchise food is rarely, if ever, actually good.
    If I had to choose then Rocomammas is the winner

    • Admiral Chief

      Rocomamas wiiiiiiiiiings

      • Skittle

        The wings are tiny though

        • So are their burgers 😛

          Tasty though, but it’s more a slider than a burger.

  • Alessandro Barbosa

    “Nando’s is terribly overrated”

    Handing in my resignation now

    • Nandos is miserable. Tiny pieces of bland chicken. MEH DELUXE.

      • Admiral Chief

        ^^^THIS^^^

      • Original Heretic

        Meh Deluxe sounds like a McD burger.

      • Hammersteyn

        Jeez, guess I lucked out.

      • “Tiny” – this meme needs some fucking gravitas, man. The Nando’s closest to me serves bigger chicken than the ones you’d find at nearby meat markets.

    • PoisonedBelial
    • Hammersteyn

      I like our Nandos, seems other people aren’t as fortunate.

      • Viper_ZA

        I keep telling myself it’s way healthier than eating fried dog/cat/donkey* 😉

        • Hammersteyn

          Hahahaha

    • VampyreSquirrel

      Typical Porra response

  • Tracy Benson

    Best: Rocomammas, by far.
    Worst: KFC. Bleugh

    • KFC is definitely preferred over Debonairs

      • Tracy Benson

        KFC literally makes me sick every time I eat it

      • Original Heretic

        Yah, there’s a reason I haven’t had Debonairs food in over a decade.

      • Hammersteyn

        They make decent enough burgers at least.

    • Admiral Chief
      • Original Heretic

        Nee fok!!
        That isn’t NSFW, it’s Not Safe For Life!

      • why

        • Hammersteyn

          Beak-cause it’s gross?

      • FlyBrew

        Probably better than Debonairs

        • It’s a topping from the “secret” menu

          • Hammersteyn

            Crispy cranium?

      • Captain JJ

        I hope they at least seasoned it.

    • Captain JJ

      I really don’t get the love for Rocomammas. I guess as far as franchises go they’re good, but there are way better burger places. Especially in Cape Town.

  • Admiral Chief

    Spur

    • Original Heretic

      That’s a vote for worst, I hope…

      • Admiral Chief

        Indeed. Best is between Rocomamas and Burger Bistro

    • Hammersteyn

      Haven’t been there in…… could be more than a decade O_o

  • To me, fellow brethren of the KFC Dunked Zinger Wings. My Dunked Knights.

    • Get out.

      • NEEEEEVER

        • Admiral Chief

          Ask Geoff if he wants Nando’s Dunked Wings?

    • Admiral Chief

      Dunked wiiiiiiiiiiings!

      Two sh!t things about them:
      1. You have to go to KFC to get them
      2. You experience violent sh!ttz the next day

      • Original Heretic

        3. They taste like old shoes.

        • Admiral Chief

          Damn son, gotta go hunt for old shoes then, cuz dey naaaais

    • justlikemo

      what shit talk here also. chicken licken hot wings, with their hot sauce.

    • Alas I have to leave this circle. I’ve been diagnosed with sever hypertension and now KFC is bad for my health… Even if their dunked wings are the best food ever

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Debonair’s is the worst. All the rest are tolerable I guess, but it depends on the individual franchise. The KFC across the road from my office is fantastic, but I won’t set foot in the one near my home. And I’ll be damned if I don’t really like a Wimpy lemon freezo.

    • Admiral Chief

      True, location location location matters

    • At least they deliver. Unlike this crappy Pizza Perfect that has a passed out drunk driver that never delivers.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        So that’s why you were fired.

        • Wrong guy. I can be blacked out drunk and still look busy…like right now

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Wait a minute. I just realised why you think BK is the best. Cos you’re always hungover when you eat it, so the processed cheese coats your stomach comfortably.

          • Magoo

            It is the most logical explanation after all.

      • Hammersteyn

        Wait, their drivers are allowed to drink?
        *Sends CV

  • Best: Steers (their chips are definitely the best in SA)
    Worst: Debonairs

    • Hammersteyn

      They do make excellent chips

    • Skyblue

      Anat chips are better ;-p

      • Oooh forgot about Anat… and the tahina to dip the chips into… hmmmm

  • Best – Burger King
    Worst – Nandos

    Honorable mention: Romans Pizza

    • Admiral Chief

      For best/worst?

      • Honorable means good.

        Horrible mention I can add the crazy Steers prices.

        • Original Heretic

          Good food costs real money.

          • That’s why I go to burger King 😛

          • Original Heretic

            Think there’s only one of those in PE. And it’s muy far from where I live. Not worth it when I have a Steers 2 min away.

          • Here I have 3 of them in a 7km radius. I swear they pop up every fortnight

          • Original Heretic

            And then they have a battle royale?

          • Then PUBG can sue them all in one go

        • Admiral Chief

          I disagree, HONOURABLE MEMBER means baaaaaaad

          • There are A LOT of honorable members in SA…

          • Admiral Chief

            Jy sien!

          • Original Heretic

            Don’t they call those “Spears”?

    • Magoo

      You can F.R.O.

      • I will far away from that dry burger with a small piece of chicken that hardly covers half the bun xD

        • Magoo

          To a fat piece of ground gut and cartilage held together with chlorine.

          on a bun

          • Making my mouth water here…

          • Magoo

            Don’t come crying to us when fabulous become FLABulous. >.>

          • To late for that xD

    • Hammersteyn

      Why Nandos?

      • Worst money value to food ratio.

        • Hammersteyn

          I guess… same applies to Steers then.

          • Yes. And steers have started to lose their authentic taste as well.

        • Captain JJ

          That’s also my only issue with it

    • Skittle

      You might have a tumor..

      • Hammersteyn

        LOL!

      • Sageville

        LULZ!

    • Matthew Holliday

      Burger king and Romans?
      Really?

      Are you an alien?

      • Thick base pizza or git in the sea.

        • Matthew Holliday

          I would take a Dominoes deep dish over the cardboard that is Romans.
          And the dominoes deep dish is pretty much awefull.

          • Dominos is not so bad, I have them when I go to Umhlanga for vacation. But topping quality is still below Romans.

    • Captain JJ

      I’d put both Burger King and Nandos near the top, but I rarely have Nandos.

  • Original Heretic

    King Steer Burger, with a side of cheesy jalapeno slapchips? Nothing better!

    • Admiral Chief

      I like the cheesy slaptjippies with the crispy onions

    • Hammersteyn

      True.

    • Matthew Holliday

      I do miss when their hero steak rolls were actually good :<

  • KFC zinger wings (not the dunked kak) are really good. But Hooters hot wings are giving them a good go for franchise chicken wings. Obviously my own peri peri wings are undefeated.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Wings are a waste of time, effort, and money. Especially in PoE.

      • What does Path of Exile have to do with this?

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Someone bought wings. 😛

    • justlikemo

      what shit talk here. chicken licken hot wings, with their hot sauce.

      • I have literally never ever been in one in my life xD

        They are always located in the dodgy parts of a town.

        • You are missing out. Serious. If you’re afraid, have them deliver. Seriously.

          • Magoo

            “If you are afraid, have them deliver”

            The most obscure advice I’ve ever heard in my life.

          • Closest one I see on google is 70km away. I think its a bit outside their delivery territory xD

          • Uh… Ok yeah, you’re gonna need to get in a car. Although I am not sure it’s 70km trip worthy

    • Hammersteyn

      Hooters hot wings are the best!

  • Skittle

    Best: Del Fornos/Chicken Licken

    Worst: McD’s (I still eat it though xD) and anything to do with fish

  • Magoo

    Well here’s an unpopular opinion. I find Roccomama’s meat to be of questionable quality. I’ll never eat there again.

    Nandos is my jam!

  • Ross Woofels Mason

    I don’t really have a worst fast food restaurant tbh I am not that much of a foodie. Best though just in terms of value for money and quality of food I’d saying KFC. Their pricing is decent for what you get and the food is filling (even if they are abit shy on the chips).

  • Yamazakis = Bestest /

    • “Franchises”
      Not made up Tokyo gangs.

      • Yamazaki Sushi restaurants are the best dude.

  • Hammersteyn

    Best : Rocomamas, had it twice, loved it! Hooters, boneless chicken wings with 911 basting and blue cheese dip plus a couple of 1litre beers! I have a soft spot for Burger King’s extra long chili cheese sandwich.

    Worst : Wimpy, Spur, KFC, Debonairs, Dominos, Romanos, Fish Away, Ocean Basket, Primi Piatti and there’s more.

    Local restaurants make the best food anyways.

    • Rocomamas does epci burgers. Really enjoy them

      • Hammersteyn

        Had the one with the chopped chillies last time, Was either tears of joy or it was the burn XD

    • Guild

      Dead to me

      • Hammersteyn

        At least my list is comrehensive XD

      • Hammersteyn

        Was gonna ask why, seems like Wimpy is the trigger.

    • Captain JJ

      Rocomammas is good, but I would definitely not rate it near the best. It’s not that great imo.
      I also love an extra long chili cheese sandwich though when I’m in the mood for some real junk food.

  • Sageville

    Best: Roccomamas

    Worst: Wimpy, Mcdonalds and Debonairs.

    Phew, well that was a good debate, glad we all agree with me.

    • Guild

      WHAT?? Ok agree on best being Roccomamas but Wimpy? The Double bacon and cheeseburger for breakfast is the best.

      • Hammersteyn

        Our Wimpy serves burned coffee(literally tastes like it) and soggy burgers. Nuts to that.

      • My man. Wimpy rocks

        • Hammersteyn

          Their chips tastes like rocks.

          • You have issues

          • Hammersteyn

            No, our Wimpy has issues. I could probably stab someone with a handful of them.

          • hahahahaha. Luckily our Wimpy is far better. Never had issues

          • Hammersteyn

            See my comment about skewed perceptions

          • It’s all about the perception of the one experiencing it

          • Hammersteyn

            Nah man, I’m seeing a lot of Nandos bashing, but ours are as good as it gets.

          • I still dig Nandos. It’s messy. Nothing like a good messy burger.

          • How is it messy… It has like two little sneezes of mayo on

          • Hammersteyn

            sneezes XD

          • The one here at Sloan always is messy. It’s loads of awesome sauce.
            Where are you guys getting your food?

            Although, the Cape is a little… dry

          • The Cape is as dry as it’s humor… same goes for our food. If I see another craft burger joint I will craft a flippen tank.

          • Craft beer and craft burgers… soon we will have craft milkshakes

          • BUSINESS IDEA!

          • All I can see what the word “craft” adds is more to the price.

          • Magoo

            Hey there’s an idea.
            1. Rename: Critical Hit: Craft Journalism
            2. ????
            3. Traffic

          • Admiral Chief

            @OddSockZA:disqus

          • That’s *puts on sun glasses*… crafty

          • Magoo

            It’s no wonder Warcraft is one of the most popular games of all-time.

          • Admiral Chief

            You are on to something here.

            Warcraft
            Starcraft

            CRAFT EVERYTHING

          • Magoo

            OH SHIT

          • Hammersteyn

            Biltong!

          • Hammersteyn

            Same, their garlic rolls are nice as well.

          • Magoo

            Chicken livers with garlic roll… I’m drooling

          • Hammersteyn

            Yeah, never got into the liver or kidney thing.

          • Sageville

            Thank you!

          • Hammersteyn

            Cheers 😀

  • Also Wimpy rocks. Haters gonna hate

    • Hammersteyn

      I hate that term. Haters gonna hate. Spawned from social media because we deplore things like Bieber, Swift or the Kardashians. Just because we dislike something we are “Haters”

      • It was a light hearted comment. Hater.

        • Hammersteyn

          XD

          • XD

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            tl;dr

          • Go play some Pinball. You got catching up to do

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Psh, he beats a man on one table and this is how he behaves.

          • Shush pinball peasant!
            Soon the Star Wars Tables will be mine too!
            XD

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Never! The TREVEMPIRE will never fall to the RANTBELLION!

          • Hammersteyn

            *RANTBELLION and the seven kingdoms.

          • Admiral Chief

            LOOOOOOOL

          • HA! We will overthrow your puny deathball!

    • Matthew Holliday

      Wimpy has its time and its place.
      There is nothing better than their super greasy breakfasts, burgers and relish after a heavy night.

    • Admiral Chief

      The new range of burgers are good actually

  • justlikemo
  • Hammersteyn

    I think the problem here is that some places like Nandos are pretty good in some towns, while they’re disgusting in others. Might create a skewed perception of certain franchises.

  • FlyBrew

    Worst – Debonairs – excuse for a pizza – my great great grand papa would be tossing in his grave.
    Biggest Faller – Nandos overpriced and boring. Extra Hot isn’t even hot anymore I remember when they first launched it was really really good.

    Best Pizza- Hello Tomato – as a franchise takeaway their pizzas are not bad. (Should be wood fired)
    Best Burger – Probably roccos.

    • I remember a time when Nandos wasn’t rubbish.

      • Hammersteyn

        Time for a vacation here then.

      • justlikemo

        they still better than most

      • Guild

        Probably 8 years back now. Nando’s used to be good.

      • Skyblue

        Agreed. They changed their sauces, shrunk the chicken spec and upped the prices to cover the medical aid on the birds. Big mistake.

  • Sageville
  • Skyblue
    • Hammersteyn

      Need to try that.

    • Alessandro Barbosa

      If you ever, ever find yourself in JHB and near Norwood, try Shwarma Co. BEST SHWARMA

      • Skyblue

        But I can’t trust you, you said you like Nando’s ;-p
        They lost the plot when they changed their traditional sauces for the gooey crap they put on their chicken now and I used to purchase regularly from them.

        • Alessandro Barbosa

          Liking Nandos is one thing, but trust me on this one 🙂 Blows Anat out of the water. Not surprising considering its in a predominantly Jewish area (and they love their humus)

          • Skyblue

            Well it would make sense as they’re a restaurant and not a fast food place. They’re also not a franchise.

            Def will give it a go though.

      • Guild

        Where’s the best Portuguese restaurant? Still by you and Matty?
        I really need to make a trip some time for some eggs on everything.

        • Alessandro Barbosa

          Princesa is still my favourite yeah 🙂

    • I’ve never tried anat

      • Admiral Chief

        Change the ‘t’ to an ‘l’ and your comment becomes lulzy

        • Skyblue

          ROFL!

        • Magoo

          I’ve never lried anat?

          😛

    • Matthew Holliday

      There is a 24 hour Shwarma place across the road from Deco Dance in Green Point.
      At 3am when you can barely stand up long enough to make your way across a road, there is pretty much nothing better.

      By day its pretty average though.

      • Skyblue

        Haha, I’ve enjoyed many meals at 3am that I wouldn’t touch if I was sob… in the daytime.

    • Sageville

      These remind me of british donner kebabs and the intestinal trouble that follows….

      • Skyblue

        Never had a problem with them and I’ve been frequenting their outlets for 20 years now.

        • Sageville

          I’m sure they ok, In England however, you learn to fear those mystery meat rotating skewers of unknown origin….

          • Skyblue

            Lol!

  • Guild

    No one mentioned best Indian food. So for me is a place called Banjaraa, the store in Lonehill changed names to Vikrams, but the other store in Boskruin. The lamb korma or bunny chow or Chicken Risme Kebab’s. Mouth is watering thinking about it

    • Hammersteyn

      We have a Thai place that’s pretty good. They make a Masaman curry with noodles that makes me salivate thinking about it.

    • There’s a plac in Douglasdale called Lugz.
      Oh.My.Gosh. The food. #mouthwatering

      • FlyBrew

        Go there a bit, had serious runs last time after the Lamb Special.

        • Eish, that’s not good. I’ve had a lot from there. Never any issues

    • FlyBrew

      Extra hot bru!

    • Magoo

      Indian food is by far my favourite. But I find Banjaraa to be average.

  • Guild

    Best sushi? Place in Rivonia called Japa Express Sushi Bar I quite enjoy. Reminds me it’s been awhile since I’ve had sushi.

    • It’s been too long for me too.
      Also, Yamazaki does the best sushi.

      Actually I lie, it’s usually the non-franchise, family run ones that are the absolute best, but for a franchise. Yamazaki.

      Worst Sushi:
      Kung Fu Kitchen
      Ocean Basket

      • Magoo

        100%

  • FlyBrew

    in my youth Warner Beach Casbah was the best! Everything was huge. nom nom nom.

  • I actually rather like Rocomammas (the one here at Somerset Mall is awesome). Their burgers and craft beer options are great. What I didn’t know is that Rocomammas is just Spur (whom I don’t particularly like – still better than Wimpy though) hedging their bets – had no idea that Spur owns them!

  • Guild

    Anyone thought’s on Moyo’s, Mike’s Kitchen and Turn ‘n Tender?

    • Mike’s Kitchen has been shit recently for me, haven’t tried either of the others but these guys are in a different league really.

      • Guild

        New Turn ‘n Tender opening at Cresta I think end of Nov. Looking forward to it. I’m hoping they still have the 500g Jack Daniels Rump. Was so good last time I had it

    • Mike’s Kitchen has gone downhill in years.
      Turn ‘n Tender I’ve only had once I think. It was good.

      Moyo…. Who?

      • Guild

        Moyo’s, one at Melrose Arch and Zoo Lake. Not good Value for money in my eyes. It’s African themed so some interesting dishes but way overpriced

        • Admiral Chief

          Moyo’s: overpriced filth

    • FlyBrew

      Mayo’s in my opinion dived terribly since launch – haven’t been in a long time so cant say how they are now. Mikes Kitchen a little MEH …. good play area for kids. Turn n’ Tender has ups and downs. Best Steak consistently for me can be found at the Local Grill Park Town North which has a great place to sample some craft across the road at the Foundry.

      • Guild

        Same Moyo’s just went downhill and became so expensive. Mike’s Kitchen really is like Spur, no difference.
        I’ll give the Local Grill a try, haven’t been.

    • Admiral Chief

      Mike’s used to be great…….10 years ago

      • Guild

        Yip and there used to be so many. Now you don’t see them as much

        • Admiral Chief

          Hopefully Spur soon too. Bastards

          • Guild

            One I can’t stand is Panarottis. Went there for play area for my kids at Cresta. Food was so bad. Disgusting pizza and pasta’s. Never again

          • Admiral Chief

            Agreed. My daughter loves the play area, I avoid it like the Spur

          • Magoo

            The most disgusting thing about Panarottis is the prices

          • Admiral Chief

            ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

          • NOOOOO!

            My buffalo wings!!!!

          • Guild

            Get them from Hooters or Rocomama’s. Much better

          • Admiral Chief

            We should have a Hooter’s function. EAT ALL THE WINGS!

          • None of those here where I live. Only craft burger kak.

          • Admiral Chief

            Don’t put dung on burgers, that’s your problem right there

    • Matthew Holliday

      Moyo was fun when there was only one at Spier wine farm and they had cool tree house platforms to eat on.
      But I never really liked the food.
      Good desserts though.

      But at the very least, it used to be an experience.

      • Guild

        Last time I ate at the Zoo Lake one it was Chops and pap. Cost R175. Didn’t taste good and was way overpriced. It’s really more a tourist type thing for some different African food choices at ridiculous pricing

        • Matthew Holliday

          last time I ate at the one at Spier, it was a R300 p/p buffet, which was like, actually decent African food. But that was like, 12 years ago or something.
          Just wasnt to my taste.

          But like I said, it used to be a real experience. So the cost was fine.
          Now theyr just franchise resturaunts, its lost its authenticity.

  • FlyBrew

    Can we get a poll?

  • I petition that every flame bait Friday debate should be food based!

    • Admiral Chief

      Every 7th one should be about competitions

      • And the emotional stress of not winning

        • Admiral Chief

          Hear here

    • Matthew Holliday

      You mean a chance for Geoff to flaunt the superiority of his taste in food.

      • That’s only like…his opinion xD

  • MonsterCheddar

    They are all kak.

    • Magoo

      Actually, you win the debate.

      • MonsterCheddar

        o/

    • Admiral Chief

      They all BECOME kak eventually

  • Captain JJ

    Steers is probably one of the lowest ones on my list, if not right at the bottom. Beaten only by Debonairs, which is by far the worst.

    • Guild

      I really enjoy their Double King Steers Cheeseburgers with large fries. So tasty. Why don’t you like them?

      • MonsterCheddar

        Hy is net vol kak 😛

        • Captain JJ

          You’re vol kak!

          • MonsterCheddar

            We both vol kak o/

          • Admiral Chief

            Drink more coffee, it helps with the poop

          • MonsterCheddar

            HEH

      • Captain JJ

        They’re crazy expensive for one, and their patties just taste off to me. But I get that a lot of South Africans love it, I just really cannot stomach it.

  • VampyreSquirrel

    Worst – Tie between KFC and anything Famous Brands (Steers, Debonairs, etc)
    Best – Banjaara/Kat’s Curries/Roccomamas

    • what is Kats’ Curries?

      • VampyreSquirrel

        Lekker little curry place near Northwold Spar… i.e. around the corner from your place. 😛

        Technically a franchise cos there’s one in Durbs too.

        • Oh they only do Durban curry though.. not a fan of that. I like real curry 🙂

          • VampyreSquirrel

            I got very used to the Durban style of curry, but I do like the real proper curry more.

  • Guild

    Reading and thinking about all the different foods. I’m hungry. Can’t decide now between Sushi, Curry or Burgers tonight

    • Admiral Chief

      Curry burgers!

  • Captain JJ

    As far as pizza takeaways go, none of them are decent, but if you’re going into with that in mind and expecting more American style pizza then I actually enjoy things like Pizza Perfect, but it greatly depends on where it is.

    • Magoo

      Yeah… The Pizza Perfect near me makes soggy pizzas. They’re actually like porridge in the middle, I can’t stand it. But everywhere else it’s my go-to pizza place.

  • Nice and quiet in here… so it’s settled then. Burger King is the best.

    • Admiral Chief

      Lies, Rocomamas

      • Overrated

        • Admiral Chief

          Good value for money if you take R spent per enjoyment

          • Was just about to say over priced as well xD

          • Admiral Chief

            Well priced considering the taste. And I quite like the burger size since then I can also have the bombs and wings.

            Those Chilli Bombs are epic

        • Captain JJ

          thank you

          • Don’t think I don’t know that you said you liked Nandos

  • Admiral Chief

    Aaaaaaaaaand the comments stopped updating, great, guess I’ll have to reload the page

    • Alt F4?

      • Admiral Chief

        CTRL+SHIFT+Left arrow

  • Sageville

    I’m gonna add Akhalwayas in the good department, primarily cause it kicks Cape Town’s Gatsbys in the face….

  • Admiral Chief

    Come on guys, almost 300 comments!

    • Magoo

      It is done!

      • Admiral Chief

        T’was meeeeeeeeeeee

        • Magoo

          Is 420 too much to ask for? We are the internet, after all

  • Admiral Chief

    Fish Aways…….said NO one

  • DragonSpirit009

    I don’t really have a specific one that I like. I’m fairly okay with most of the places. It depends on the mood and what the craving wants.
    But I don’t like Debonairs. I’ve ordered once from them and never again.

    • Admiral Chief

      There you are!

      • DragonSpirit009

        Of course… Not gonna miss the food talk XD

  • Admiral Chief

    Woolworths Foods……overpriced, small AF portions, but the best tasting

    Also, 300!

  • Sageville

    Are Bimbos still around?

    They were normally kak, but at 2am in the morning with all the drank, these were life savers..

    • Magoo

      They are few and far between.. But even kakker now.

    • Admiral Chief

      Joost se Garage pies after a night in Hatfield Square

    • Haven’t seen one in years.. they were the best 2am food

    • Those bacon and egg shawarma’s… oh how I miss them

    • My youth was 3am ham and cheese muffins (then later, breakfast pitas)

      • Sageville

        …and today’s kids say they have it tough!

    • Admiral Chief

      “Are Bimbos still around”

      Sure, after the third tequila they start behaving like that

    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      Yea, you find them driving Range Rover Evoques

    • Fox1 – Retro

      Yeah, there’s a new one at the latest mall in Durbs. I hear they’re quite good.

  • konfab

    Best food franchise is Woolworths, specifically the 24/7 ones at garages. I would also say Wild Bean Cafe is fantastic as well. They are the only places where you can get food that might be healthy.

    As for a fast food restaurant, I would probably say it would be McDonalds. All the other ones have serious quality control issues. At least the junk you get at McDonalds is genuine junk food.

    For the more sit-down restaurants, I would say Panarottis and Ocean Basket are about the best of the bunch.

    • Admiral Chief

      Finally, someone agrees with the WW foods

  • Matthew Figueira

    “Nando’s is terribly overrated”

    HOW DARE YOU! xD

  • I’m sorry, what? Wimpy burgers taste like dirt. I can only assume your friends are averse to good food and probably cook only with thyme and onions, and anything red scares their sphincters?

    Anyway, there’s a Mugg & Bean in Durban that makes spectacular burgers, but it’s just the one particular place, not the franchise as a whole. I loved the shit out of a burger I had in CT when I was there. I think Gibson’s?

    EDIT: Away from burgers, I love a cheeky Nando’s extra hot. 😉

  • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

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