The smell of flame-grilled chicken filled the air at the Garsfontein MBT, enticing the hungry who only wanted to fill up their car. This petrol station, on Jacqueline Drive in Garsfontein Pretoria, welcomed a brand new Barcelos Flame-Grilled Chicken with smiling customers and scrumptious food.
A red and white Barcelos sign brightened the parking lot of the MBT. Inside, the dimmed lights and homey décor created a beautiful aesthetic and comfy mood. The walls were decorated with shelves of vintage knickknacks and picture frames. Throughout the store a buzz of laughter and chattering contributed to the already homely atmosphere.
Grace, a regular customer at Barcelos, sat patiently waiting for her Jumbo Chips. “Barcelos is very delicious. This is my second time today buying Barcelos. I definitely want to bring my friends here for a lovely dinner”.
Barcelos’ home-style cuisine prompts people to feel at home, and this is exactly how Veruschka felt. Propped up against a wooden wall she stood reading a book called “Power” while waiting for her order. Veruschka has never been to Barcelos, but tonight she and her mom are going to feast on a Tasty Twins special and a full portion chicken.
Even though this opening was only a test run, it has proved to be successful and ran smoothly. The official grand-opening of the Barcelos Garsfontein MBT will take place on 30 April, 2015.