While the coronavirus continues to disrupt the lives of many and affect a number of businesses, Maps Maponyane has decided to close his burger restaurant, Buns Out, indefinitely.
The model turned businessman made the announcement on Twitter and shared the difficulties his business was facing amidst the outbreak.
“After trying to stretch out any kind of production including deliveries, in order to still keep our staff employed & customers happy, we've decided to indefinitely close Buns Out. We don't know how long it will be or if we'll survive this period, but it's the right thing to do,” he began.
“It's tough as a new small business, [but] at the end of the day we need to keep everyone safe, & staying operating in any kind of way would completely go against this. Wash your hands often, stay safe & if in any way possible, Stay Home. Pls be considerate & take care of each other,” he concluded.
The restaurant had been operating for just seven months prior to its closure, with its second branch opening less than two months ago.
Buns Out was also named one of the best burger joints in the world by Bloomberg in February.