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Maps Maponyane is now known for more than his good looks

Maps Maponyane, Image: Instagram

Buns Out, a burger joint opened by  Maps Maponyane in Johannesburg late last year has made the World’s Best Burgers list according to Bloomberg.

The burger joint in Linden, Johannesburg is the only local burger outlet to make it on the Bloomberg's list of “The World’s Best Burgers as Picked by Stars of Gastronomy”.

The list was selected by Michelin-star chefs and other culinary experts from around the world, and looks at a variety of burgers from fast-food restaurants to five-star establishments.

The restaurant was chosen by Lorna Maseko, who gushed over it.

“This new joint in suburban Linden is the first of actor and TV celebrity Maps Maponyane. It has attracted a lot of media attention. There are about a dozen burgers, including vegetarian and vegan options. Quirky names include Is It Brie You’re Looking For?” she told the magazine.

He opened, Buns Out, in September last year and launched a  WhatsApp lifestyle channel  called "Modern Maps". 

Early this year, Maps announced on social media that he had opened a second "Buns Out" restaurant in Durban.

He took to Twitter to announce this exciting move saying that he got the stamp of approval from his “toughest critic”, his mom. 

“Couldn't say anything until I brought my toughest critic along, and now that she's happy - I'm Excited to share that I've just opened my first restaurant. A burger spot in Linden, Johannesburg called 'Buns Out'. Come through for a great quality burger! We're open every day,” he wrote. 

Image: Instagram

The renowned television presenter also landed an ambassadorship with IWC Schaffhausen watches last year.

Taking to his Instagram page, Maponyane shared the news captioning the post: "With patience and hard work, things come at the right time.

"As a watch collector it's an honour to be the South African ambassador for the best timepiece company in the world @iwcwatches".

IWC Schaffhausen watches was founded by American watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones in 1868. The company has been around for 150 years and their timepieces are handcrafted.

The local presenter is also a Samsung ambassador.

Maps Maponyane, Image: Instagram

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