The US elections are in full swing with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump battling it out. Even though this doesn’t have much to do with SA, local build-your-own-burger restaurant chain, RocoMamas, has launched an #ElectionBurger campaign. “RocoMamas is putting the power of choice and flavour back into the hands of the people, by letting them vote for the next Leader in Taste of the Free World, in the first ever #ElectionBurger campaign,” reads the press release. RocoMamas is offering customers three different specially crafted burgers for the campaign. The Donald consists of “a double cheese beef burger, with nothing Mexican in sight,” while the HillBill is aRead More →

Soft drink company, Coca-Cola (Coke), has relaunched their product range with a new, unified look. It has been a few years Coke had a re-brand. All Coke products will adopt a full red look for the bulk of the product (cans and bottles). Each flavour will then have their own colour to signify which product they are. The original Coke will be fully red, while Life will have a green label, Zero Sugar and black one, and finally Light will be silver. “People have been enjoying our beverages for 130 years because they love the taste, it’s important to us to make sure that consumers have a choice aroundRead More →

Restaurants are currently raging all out war for your wallet (and stomach) on the breakfast battlefield. Wimpy has launched their own offensive with the ‘All-Day Buy 1 Get 1 Free’ breakfast promotion on Mondays. Customers will be able to purchase two breakfast specials every Monday for only R45. Each special consists of two eggs, two rashers of back bacon, two pork bangers, toast, and a grilled tomato. “That’s two for only R45.00. The Double Up breakfast has been a popular and well loved meal for years now and we believe our Wimpy consumers will love this promotion,” says brand manager at Wimpy, Luise Peters, in a press releaseRead More →

It’s not often that SA receives new versions of the chips-in-a-tube Pringles (unless you try to count the countless knockoffs). This time, it’s not a new flavour (sort of), but rather a new type of chip. Is this new tortilla chip tubular, or just something corny? To anyone getting excited over the prospect of corn chips, it must be stated that this offering is not gluten-free. The product uses wheat starch as part of the ingredients. The Pringles Tortilla chips are slightly smaller than the standard version and appear to be brittle (a large portion of mine were broken in the tube). They’re a pleasure to chomp andRead More →

The Whopper is Burger King‘s signature hamburger; it has stood at the forefront of the brand for the longest of times. I decided to try out this mascot burger to see if was worth a bite, or better left as a last resort. I’d like to make it very clear that I didn’t order the standard Whopper hamburger, but rather added a slice of cheese to the ‘sandwich.’ The Whopper consists of a “flame grilled” beef patty, sliced tomatoes, sliced onions, lettuce, mayonnaise, Heinz tomato sauce, and gherkins in a lightly toasted sesame seed bun. It is wrapped in a bit of grease proof paper toRead More →

Steers is holding a design competition for all of those graphic designers out there. It’s an interesting concept from a fast-food chain. Entrants stand a chance of winning R20 000 towards their studies, as well as an intern position at a “top South African advertising agency” based in Johannesburg, though it hasn’t been named. In order to enter, you’ll need to design a burger and include any of the food ingredients listed here — such as tomato or cream cheese. Entries can be designed using any media (think paint, marker, etc.), A2 in size, 300dpi (RGB), and have a maximum file size of 500MB. EntryRead More →

Fast food chain, Burger King, has opened its first Eastern Cape location today in Port Elizabeth. The restaurant is located at the Sasol service station on 92 Pickering Street. “We’re excited to continue growing the Burger King brand throughout South Africa. We know that PE locals have been longing to sink their teeth in to the famous 100% pure beef flame-grilled Whopper for some time, and we’re sure they will enjoy it as much as the rest of the country,” writes CEO of Grand Foods, Alan Keet (Show Me). “By expanding to yet another province, it allows us to continue growing our footprint and serveRead More →

With Winter hitting South Africa in a hard way, restaurant chain Mugg & Bean is introducing a range of ‘smokey flavour’ items to their menu. The new menu items include Chipotle Rump, Koren Rump, and Honey & Ginger Wings. “The new additions will see use of smoked paprika, chipotle and other smoky sauces,” says Marketing Executive for Mugg & Bean, Lee-Ann Cullingworth, in a press release to Next Window Plz. “Our new-product development team is constantly adapting our menu to the latest trends while ensuring our food is always generous, made-from-scratch and authentic,” she goes on to say. These means will include side-salads to complimentRead More →

Fast-food chain, Romans Pizza, has tweeted asking if customers want gluten-free pizzas. This will allow the chain to cater to a wider-range of consumers. Gluten-free products have seen a boom over the last few years, whether consumers have a gluten allergy, Celiac disease, or are simply adopting the lifestyle. Romans offers a two-for-one pricing system for their pizzas where customers pay for the most expensive one. Their pepperoni and seafood are my favourites, but it’s not often possible to get them, due to my fiance having a gluten allergy. If the chain starts selling gluten-free bases (even for an additional price), then everyone wins. WantRead More →