Well isn’t that something!
This from the press release:
Did you know that Wimpy was in South Africa before the first man walked on the moon? The first Wimpy opened on the 1st of September 1967 in Murchies Passage, Durban and now, 42 years on, Wimpy, South Africa’s favourite family restaurant, is now celebrating the opening of the 500th restaurant, situated in The Grove Shopping Centre in Pretoria.
If you have any interest in visiting the 500th Wimpy the head over to: The Grove Shopping Centre which is situated on the corner of Lynnwood road and Simon Vermooten road in Pretoria.
I think it’s an incredible achievement that a food chain has become a part of country. If you don’t agree with that sentence, tell me if you know anyone who hasn’t stopped at a Wimpy on a long drive somewhere (particularly for me, someone who has never stopped half way to Durban from JHB who’s had a Wimpy burger on the way). I know not one! Wimpy rocks.
Oh – and my little cousin has appeared in a Wimpy campaign too, so maybe he’s now a part of that legacy!
There is also a competition you can join on Wimpy’s Facebook page:
Tell us about your favourite Wimpy memory or share a photo – for the first 500 people who share their memories with us, Wimpy will donate R50 per person to the Wimpy Charitable Trust – proceeds go to charity!
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