You can't stand in line for your favourite fried chicken anymore - but we need you to still STAND WITH US.
We're all living through some strange days! The entire events & hospitality industry has shut up shop completely - gone are the days of weekend food markets, parking our food trucks at a festival or celebrating momentous occasions with you.
As the lockdown has been extended, there is a very real possibility that things aren't going to
return to our "normal normal" for a good while still.
We have built our business through hard work & tough times but this is pretty insurmountable for our business model right now. Our team are a huge part of what make us great - some have been with us for years, some are rookie Sumting Freshian's but ALL are a part of our family. We have 20 permanent employees that work with us, and we have 30 part time crew that come in every weekend to make sure we are able to do all the events we do, and serve you guys with a smile & a chant. For a lot of our employees this is their first job opportunity and a chance to support their families. Losing this work is devastating.
There are numerous avenues for relief that we have applied for and are constantly following up on - but with each passing day, the need becomes more urgent. We simply cannot wait anymore.
Have you ever heard us chant - " SUPPORT! SUPPORT !! " whilst we're working? We do it when we're under pressure in getting your orders out quickly and we need to encourage the team to come together to make sure you get the best fried chicken you've ever tasted.
We need " SUPPORT! SUPPORT !! " from you guys.
The awesome pack from Howler has helped out with setting us up on their platform in order to be able to appeal for donations to help our team during this time. If you are in the position to help out - no matter how big or small - it would make a huge difference in keeping everyone safe and healthy during these incredibly trying times. We know that everyone is going through the most and if you are not able to help out financially but would like to help in some way, please share with your family and friends.
For those of you keen to wear your heart on your sleeve - you can join the #standwithSumtingFresh crew by purchasing a pin (R70), T-shirt (R400), Hoodie (R600) or Cap (R300) - for collection/delivery post lockdown when our suppliers and couriers reopen.
We hope we can all look back on the good times and hope for a better future coming soon. In the meantime, if we could all stand together - (but not so close!) during these dark days, hopefully we can get through to the other side of this.
Wishing strength, health & resilience to you all
With all our thanks and love,
Andrew & Hezron
Kings of Fried Chicken