Things have gotten really pricey in this day and age. A Wimpy breakfast can set you back between R25 and R50 nowadays. It used to be a lot cheaper in the Good Old Days though. Wimpy is renowned for its brilliant breakfasts all over South Africa. The first Wimpy was established in 1967 in South Africa. The company was actually founded in 1934 in the USA.
The brand was introduced to the United Kingdom in 1954 as “Wimpy Bar”. Wimpy grew to approximately 1,500 locations in dozens of countries before declining to a few hundred locations in two or three countries. Its worldwide headquarters later relocated from the United States to the United Kingdom before relocating a second time to South Africa.
There are 500 outlets in the country. My dad told me that he used to pay 50c back in the day for a movie ticket. Nowadays it’s between R35 and R45 per ticket. Things have become really expensive in this country. Will things become cheaper in the future? I think not. Nonetheless, it’s nice to get nostalgic in this day and age. Hope you find these 2 photos interesting and insightful.
This is a Wimpy menu from 1972:
This is a Wimpy menu from 1983:
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