‘Has R50 ever trended like this?’ asked one Twitter user.
In celebration of their 50th birthday, Spur has decided to offer customers selected meals at cheaper prices than usual.
The birthday special is a three-day event during which anyone can get 300g ribs, a 200g rump or sirloin steak, or a chicken schnitzel for only R50 at any Spur outlet.
The promotion has effectively almost halved the prices of the meals, which normally sell for R99.90. South Africans have taken full advantage of this, with many flocking to Spur and waiting in long queues.
Social media users also weighed in on the situation. Many expressed their excitement at the once-off occasion and poked fun at customers, while others criticised the restaurant and its supporters, and reminded people of the alleged racial incident that occured inside a Spur restaurant earlier this year.
For those of us who couldn't afford the Spur special, these two are eating for us.
We salute you soldiers. 👊👊👊 pic.twitter.com/qw1kLieuDL
— Pixie (@FairytaleNolita) October 24, 2017
Spur is like a political party , they make kak and then they give you food so you can forget! Good luck with the land
— Siv Ngesi (@iamSivN) October 24, 2017
— ig: rramz_muso (@BORWNCARPY) October 24, 2017
The Spur lines are so long. I can imagine what this special means to a family whose bill will be R250 instead of R500 tonight
— Lyricnotic 🌈 (@Lyricnotic) October 24, 2017
— Fezokuhle (@MANGCOBO_TEE) October 24, 2017
This spur promotion seems to have given people amnesia.
What happened to boycotting spur?
— Muff-asa (@ThatoR_) October 24, 2017
Spur can do whatever they want, but we haven't forgot what they did. pic.twitter.com/RN79ml2FKb
— Azee (@TheRealAzee_RSA) October 24, 2017
But people are easily swayed yazi! R50 vs. Dignity
— #IamLoved (@Noxy_Guliwe) October 24, 2017