Spur fights fires on two fronts
The restaurant chain is in the news for both a nasty altercation at one of its branches, as well as the death of one its most popular deals.
CAPE TOWN – It's been a busy 24 hours for restaurant chain Spur who has been dealing with the fallout of a heated confrontation at its branch at The Glen, as well as the news that as of next week its popular Buy One, Get One Free Monday Burger special will come to an end.
A video has emerged of a white man threatening to attack a black woman inside a Spur restaurant at The Glen has gone viral on social media. In the video, the two could be heard arguing about one child bullying the other.
In the video, the two could be heard arguing about one child bullying the other.
Apparently the man had approached the woman to alert her that his child was bullied by her child, to which the woman responds that his child was the one who started the bullying.
The altercation took a turn for the worse when the man threatened to hit the woman while she accuses him of bullying her and reminds him South Africa is a democratic country.
WARNING: The video below contains strong language
Spur has released a statement on its Facebook page condemning the incident.
It says that staff and management tried to intervene, but were pushed away numerous times.
“We are very disappointed that children were exposed to this type of behaviour.”
In the statement, the restaurant says it does not condone any form of racism or violence.
Meanwhile, earlier the restaurant announced that next week will see the end of the popular Buy One, Get One Free Monday Burger special at Spur.
Every Monday, for the past several years, snaking queues could be seen at Spur franchises across the country as patrons lined up for the burger deal.
Spur CEO Pierre Van Tonder says that while it was a difficult decision to end the special, it had to be done for affordability reasons.
“It’s become an institution over the last five years. Our franchise has found itself in a difficult position with food inflation galloping over the last two years and unfortunately, we can’t afford it anymore.”