Is your favourite restaurant delivering meals during Level 4?
When President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a nationwide lockdown last month to halt the spread of coronavirus, restaurants had to shut their doors to customers.
Only essential retailers - namely supermarkets - were allowed to continue trading, but as we are now facing Level 4 of the lockdown, some restaurants will gradually open.
While they are still prohibited from opening to customers in person, delivery services will be available. Although restaurants are not sure when exactly they will start operating, they are certain that they will indeed open.
However, not all restaurants are going to reopen. Last week we reported that restaurants under the Spur Group will not be operating during this time. Ocean Basket has also reportedly confirmed that it will also not be operating. Both restaurant groups cite operating costs of running large kitchens make it impossible for them to be a take-away only restaurant.
In a statement to Independent Media, Uber Eats said: "As announced by Minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel on 25 April 2020, food delivery in South Africa is authorised to operate daily as of 1 May 2020 under restricted hours from 9 am until 7 pm, during level 4 of the national lockdown.
"We are working to further understand the detailed restrictions put in place by the government regarding food delivery and will announce our measures in due coarse. The healthy and safety of our community comes first, and we will do our best our community and small businesses during these unprecedented times".
Below are some of the restaurants that have confirmed that they will open on Level 4 of the lockdown.
The Debonairs team took to Facebook and wrote that they will be back with safer-no-contact delivery in Level 4 of the lockdown.
The popular grilled chicken restaurant said that they are not yet able to confirm when they will be reopening their restaurants as they are seeking additional clarification from the National Council and that they will announce on their social media pages as soon as they know when they can fire up their grills and bring PERi-PERi to the people.
Fellow South Africans, we are not yet able to confirm when we will be reopening our restaurants as we are seeking additional clarification from the National Council. We will announce that here as soon as we know when we can fire up our grills and bring PERi-PERi to the people.— NandosSA (@NandosSA) April 29, 2020
Wimpy wrote that people should watch the space as they will be back delivering a selection of our favourites from selected restaurants. Wimpy is part of the Famous Brand group. Responding to questions from Independent Media, the group said: “We are waiting for the regulations to be published before we understand the practicalities we have to deal with regarding the recommencement of business activities under Level 4.”
We'll be back delivering a selection of your favourites from selected restaurants. Watch this space! pic.twitter.com/1G2dw2oulo— Wimpy South Africa (@wimpy_sa) April 29, 2020
This week, the Pizza Hut team posted a short video clip on their Instagram page that shows the ‘loading sign’ with the caption, “It’s coming....4 days left, can you guess what?”. Could it be that they will be opening?
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Mochachos wrote that people should keep an eye on their social media as they will soon announce on how and where they will be delivering.
Ola amigo, keep an eye on our Social Media. We will keep our amigos updated on how and where we will be delivering .— Mochachos (@Mochachos) April 28, 2020
Fishaways confirmed that they will be back with no-contact deliveries.
RocoMamas said that they will be limited to where third part vendors such as Uber Eats and Mr D already have a footprint.
Steers wrote that it will be "reigniting the flame soon", and that there will be three ways to get that flame-grilled flavour we have been craving delivered.
We'll be reigniting the flame soon! Yes, and there'll be 3 ways to get that flame-grilled flavour you've been craving delivered. So stay safe, stay in and let flame-grilled come to you. pic.twitter.com/Pdc3arcODJ— Steers South Africa (@SteersSA) April 26, 2020
Burger King will be opening select restaurants around the country to deliver its full menu from Wednesday, May 6. This service will be launched in partnership with Mr D Food and Uber Eats.
Ezelna Jones, Group Marketing Executive at Burger King, says that the health and safety of restaurant staff and customers is the top priority during this initial phase of reopening which will see 33 Burger King restaurantoffering delivery services between the hours of 9am and 7pm.
KFC will be back in action on Saturday, May 2. "Delivery traditionally has been a small part of our business and as a start, we will open a limited number of restaurants," the statement released by KFC states.
"We will continue to work with Government to allow us to open our Drive-Thru’s to enable more South Africans to access the nation’s most loved chicken, whilst respecting contactless service and social distancing."
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Lock down the kitchen. Its chef specials 🤗 and nobody can say they have not had enough of cooking.free tea when lockdown is over if u havent had enough of cooking. Honestly 🤗 Grab our specials whilst specials last R50 specials: * Chicken doner wrap * Pide (Turkish pizza) all toppings * Gozleme (Turkish flatbread with filling) * Chickpea & potato (wrap or with rice) R60 specials: * Lamb/beef wrap * Adana kebab (chargrilled) * Princess chicken kebab (chargrilled) * Chicken kofte (chargrilled) All with salads, flatbread, chips & sauce. * Chicken shish (chargrilled) R70 * Lamb shish (chargrilled) R90 * Iskender kebab R90 * Mixed Grill for 2: R300 * Mixed Grill for 4: R500 * Lahmacun: Wood fired Turkish mince pizza R20 each. * Falafel: R60 with salads **** Please note we will not be serving breakfast for delivery. Poca, borek, simit prepared on order only. Thank you for your support. May our difficult time pass quickly so that we can see u all again and offer our Turkish hospitality and tea in person. Insha Allah, God willing! #turkish #foodie #instafood #FloridaRoad #Durban #restaurants #restaurantsa #authentic @floridaroaddurban #delivery #chefspecial #doner #chickenshish #falafel #vegetarian
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The Durban restaurant will be delivering through their own delivery service and via Mr Dr. To place orders, you may Whatsapp them on 0823050086.