The sauce had me licking my fingers

2014-04-09 12:38

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Burger King has arrived in SA. Lesley Mofokeng test-drives The Whopper.

Standing in a queue for ages for a burger at a fast food joint sort of defeats the purpose. But I had a sudden desire for some junk food.

I was on a leisurely Saturday afternoon drive down Rivonia Road from Sandton when I spotted what has been all the rage in town, a Burger King outlet. What amazed me was the queue winding out of the restaurant, all along the leafy Illovo pavement.

It was lunacy, but a determination to sink my teeth in the much hyped Whopper kept my eyes fixed on the counter. My appetite was tantalised and there was no turning back.

I inched forward in the queue for what seemed like eternity. Rolling my eyes, breathing quietly, humming the song playing over the speakers, tapping my feet, avoiding eye contact, sighing,

looking at the distant counter and the menu, wishing I had brought my phone and earphones, and wondering if I locked the car. It was a long wait.

Approaching the counter exactly 63?minutes later felt like going up to receive an Olympic gold medal.

Nothing could compare to my excitement of being told the soda fountain of Pepsi products is bottomless.

It was certainly worth the wait. The Whopper was filling and as a sin meal satisfied my craving for greasy, oily junk food.

The bun is bigger than what we usually get at most fast food joints, as is the patty. The delectable barbeque sauce had me licking my fingers.

Now I have to fight the urges to return. When I do, it will hopefully be midweek and without the tiresome queues.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.