Homer is hungry

Look forward to mealtime with King Pie

In today’s times, grabbing a tasty and filling meal during our precious lunch breaks can be quite difficult and, not to mention, rather expensive. Often, when we do find something reasonably priced to eat, it lacks flavour and depth. There is also the ‘other’ option of rushing to prepare a peanut butter or cheese sandwich before work. Every day. Every week. Every month…

Why not bring some excitement to your meal options? King Pie can offer you just that with our vast selection of tasty, wholesome pies, and value for money meals, at affordable prices.

We are at the service of the people – to rescue your grumbling stomachs and to tantalise your appetites at any mealtime (breakfast, lunch & dinner time). Our menu caters to satisfy any degree of hunger and all of our quality ingredients are fresh and deliciously flavoured.

One of our best sellers at the moment is our Double Filla Steak & Kidney Pie. We only use high quality, 100% pure beef, stewed in our personal secret bowl of flavours. The result is a tasty, filling, quality meal. Throw in chips on the side, with an ice cold drink, and you’re good-to-go until dinner time.

Often, our customers stand before us with pensive looks on their faces, only to ask “but, what do you suggest?” Well, South Africa, you now have our February suggestion, to save you on decision time while you’re on-the-go.

King Pie is not only affordable; we give you great value for your money. Take a look at our menu and we know that you will agree.

So, come and get your Royal Meal with a Double Filla Steak & Kidney pie, chips and 330ml, and of course, be treated like royalty at your nearest King Pie store. With over 280 outlets in South Africa and Africa, you are in for a Mnandi-licious treat!

Back To School

From 2016 to the Future

Another year is upon us, school curriculums chosen, and the holidays are now a thing of the past.

It’s time to put our thinking caps back on, and stand up to the task of South Africa’s future. Let 2016 be a year to remember…

This year, stand up for yourselves, and for others. Say NO to bullying. Be kind, always. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, because if we don’t ask, we may never know… Learn from your mistakes, don’t be ashamed by them. Hand in assignments on time. Make new friends and cherish the old. Tell your family and friends that you love them. Eat more vegetables. Say thank you. Say Please. And, remember to take a break. You need to relax, to play outside, and to laugh with friends. And when you need a break, King Pie welcomes all of South Africa’s students and parents to enjoy a variety of our delicious quality pies.

At King Pie, we dot our ‘I’s and cross our ‘t’s. We believe that education is the key to unlocking South Africa’s future greatness.

Even though the holidays are over, there are still so many of life’s treasures to look forward to. And whenever you should feel like some affordable, tasty comfort food – King Pie’s doors are open!

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Balanced Eating on the run!

 

South Africans certainly love their fast food. According to a survey completed a few years ago by Market research firm Analytix Consumer Analysis, the percentage of South Africans who eat out at least once a month increased by over ten percent from 2008 to 2012 – and this number is set to increase by almost six percent every year until 2017. With time pressures, load shedding and convenience all effecting our daily lives, fast food often is the best choice to make when it comes to grabbing a lunch or dinner on the go – even if a home cooked meal may be the healthier option.

When it comes to healthy eating advice, we have all heard it all. Eat your vegetables, eat less processed foods, and drink plenty of water. On the top of the list of things to not eat is definitely fast food of any kind – or at least, that is what we think. Common sense dictates that perhaps it isn’t fast food that is the problem, but more how much of it we eat. When the fast food we consume is of a high quality, then it can certainly form a part of an occasional treat.

When it comes to quality pies, King Pie can offer fast food that is a cut above the rest. Each pie is made with 84 layers of trans-fat free traditional flaky puff pastry. Trans fat is considered to be unhealthy, as it increasing the risk of heart disease by increasing a person’s bad cholesterol, while lowering their good cholesterol. All pies are tested continually to make sure that they contain no illness causing pathogens, and each pie will further go through a 35 point quality check during the manufacturing process. A quick visit to the King Pie website offers customers the chance to view an ingredient declaration – so you can see exactly what goes into each pie.

At the end of the day, it is common sense that eating nothing but fast food all day would not be very beneficial to one’s health. However, with King Pie’s wholesome ingredients, it’s safe to say that it would make an excellent weekly treat!

CV-writing

10 Easy Steps to CV Writing

A CV or ‘curriculum vitae’ is like a professional window to your skills and passions. It is the first step in a journey towards finding a job. Presenting a CV that is easy to read, short, and grammatically correct, is very important. Many CV’s are overlooked due to their being difficult to read, grammatically incorrect, or structurally complicated.

Follow these easy steps, from King Pie, to make your first step to finding a job, that much easier:

  1. Cover Page: Your Cover Page states your name, the year, and the title of the document – Curriculum Vitae.
  2. The First Page: This states your age, ID number, and all of your contact details.
  3. Keep it Short: Avoid lengthy explanations and too much detail. Short and sweet is the way to go. A CV should never be over five pages. Three pages is a good length.
  4. Divide Information: Your CV should separate, and have different headings for: education, employment history, skills and interests/passions. If you are just leaving matric, and have never worked, do not stress. No one expects you to have worked.
  5. Most Recent First: Always put your most recent job / level of education first, and work your way back to the earliest. You need not put where you went to pre-primary or nursery school.
  6. Check spelling: A spelling error in a CV is considered a sin. It immediately puts people off hiring you, whether on a conscious or subconscious level.
  7. Formal Style: Only use Words that are Found in a Dictionary: We do not write in the same way in which we converse, IM or text. We have to write in full sentence and using full words. It must be formal. No ‘cuz’ instead of because, no ‘luv’ instead of love, no ‘ur’ instead of you’re or your, and no ‘r’ instead of are etc.
  8. No Colloquial Speak: Again, remember that a CV is a professional window to your capabilities. You must ensure that you avoid writing the way you speak. Example of errors: “I like OMG, love it when people are like you’re so totes amaze”.
  9. Full Words: it is I am instead of I’m, cannot instead of can’t, did not instead of didn’t etc.
  10. Check your Grammar: In order to avoid grammar errors, it is best to keep sentences short and sweet. More lengthy sentences become complicated, and are where most grammar issues are found. Remember: short sentences must still be full sentences. Adding full stops for fun, is not an option. Make sure that your sentences make sense according the rules of language.

We hope that these steps make your CV writing a little easier. If you have just finished Matric, and are applying for your very first job, good luck with big wide world…

Remember, King Pie cares about more that giving you the tastiest pies. We care about your future!

WS

King Pie Wishes Matric 2015 Best of Luck for Finals

Matrics of 2015, you’ve had a tough year. You’ve grown, you’ve cried, you’ve laughed, you’ve worked hard, and hopefully you’ve played hard.

This is a year that ends one era and begins another. It begins an era of choice and change. It begins your future. And because you are South Africa’s future, we are rooting for you, we are proud of you, we are with you.

It is now the last stretch and everyone at King Pie is cheering for you to cross that finish line.

You can do it, Matrics. You can do anything you set your minds to.

Exams can be stressful, so here are some tips to keep you going:

Eat three meals per day
Keep hydrated
No all-night study sessions. Your brains need sleep to function!
Always take three or more pens into an exam
Bring tissues with you into your exams
Always have water with you

And most importantly….

Deep breaths Matrics – it’s almost over.