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FOOD NEWS: Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers & Ribs Set A Guinness World Record

FOOD NEWS: Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers & Ribs Set A Guinness World Record

I know we are all currently under #SALockdown but it will not be forever. Once this is over, small businesses, hospitality and the tourism industry will need your help, more than ever! So why not start making a bucket list of places you would like to eat, visit and things to do once the lockdown is over. One place that needs to be on everyone’s list is Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers & Ribs at the V&A Waterfront. Recently they announced the Guinness World Records official title holder for ‘Most Varieties of Milkshakes Commercially Available’. With 207 decadently divine Shakes on offer, Gibson’s no doubt have a Shake to satisfy everyone’s taste buds – a Milkshake Paradise indeed!

Achieving this incredible record involved a year and a half of hard work before Gibson’s were able to process their application to the Guinness World Records and arrange a record attempt in terms of their very strict criteria.

The big day finally arrived. On 17th October 2019, with great excitement, Gibson’s successfully carried out their Guinness World Records official attempt for the record of ‘The Most Varieties of Milkshakes Commercially Available’.

This long process leading up to this moment, which had to be strictly followed, encompassed numerous certification forms, checks and balances including checking their menu, sales mix, recipes, ingredients, location and various other formalities.

Key witnesses – well-known foodies Jenny Morris, Pete Goffe-Wood, Justin Bonello, Giorgio Nava and Clarice Gomes were required to submit their credentials and curricula vitae to the Guinness World Records London office and after due diligence and various correspondence, they were appointed as Guinness World Records judges for the record attempt.

Standing: Peter Goffe-Wood, Justin Bonello, Clarice Gomes, Jenny Morris, Giorgio Nava (judges);
Kneeling: Ian Halfon and Doron Duveen (Directors, Slick Restaurant Group)

Once all of the above protocol had been followed, the date for the official record attempt was finally confirmed. The judges, verified and mandated by Guinness World Records, arrived at 6am on 17th October 2019.

They were divided into two teams, as in terms of Guinness World Records regulations, a team of judges could only work for 4 hours and then there had to be a changing of the guard.

Working in two shifts under the guidance of Pete Goffe-Wood according to strict criteria, the 207 milkshakes had to be counted, tasted and signed off by the judges. In addition, they had to audit the recipes and verify that the 207 shakes actually appeared on the menu. 

The whole attempt, including recipes and ingredients, was videoed by a camera with a timing device as well as duplicated on CCTV footage, and photographs had to be taken of each individual milkshake together with a number and a recipe card.  Having never made 207 shakes at one time, Gibson’s guesstimated that they would be finished at about 12h00 or 13h00 and were proudly surprised when the day’s proceedings concluded at 11h20.

The Guinness World Records London office followed up with a  due diligence worldwide to check and see if in fact there were any other people or companies in the world that complied with this attempt and it was duly verified that Gibson’s are in fact the world record holders for the ‘Most Varieties of Milkshakes Commercially Available’.

“We are really proud to be the biggest in the whole world. We are proud of Africa, the V&A Waterfront and last but not least, Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers & Ribs and our dedicated team. So please come and share this amazing achievement with us and enjoy your way through the WORLD’S largest selection of shakes.” says Ian Halfon, proud co-owner of Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers & Ribs.

Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers & Ribs A Milkshake Paradise

Gibson’s astonishing line-up of 207 hand spun double-thick Gourmet Shakes includes the most exquisite flavours you could ever imagine – Think…

  • Chocolate Brownie,
  • Caramel Fudge,
  • Lunch Bar,
  • Butterscotch,
  • Peanut Butter & Crunchie,
  • Honeycomb,
  • Toasted Almond,
  • Nutella & Mascarpone,
  • Oreo Cheesecake,
  • Malva & Custard,
  • Chocolate Peanut Brittle,
  • Lemon Meringue,
  • Chocolate & Maldon Salt,
  • Coffee & Doughnut,
  • Crème Brûlée,
  • Milky Bar White Chocolate,
  • Choc Chip Cookie Dough,
  • Chocolate Peanut Brittle,
  • Tiramisu,
  • Milo & Banana,
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding,
  • Koeksister & Maple Syrup,
  • Caramel Waffle,
  • Raspberry Meringue & Cream,
  • Ferrero Rocher Supreme,
  • Berry Explosion,
  • Real Strawberry,
  • Chocolate Toffee Cashew,
  • Butter Pecan,
  • Apple Pie & Cream,
  • Salted Caramel and so much more…

The on-going list of ultra-yummy shakes also includes an awesome selection of Fat-Free Shakes, Vegan Shakes, Yoghurt and Frozen Yoghurt Shakes, Adult Shakes and Freek™ Shakes jam-packed with indulgent treats – all served with eco-friendly straws.


Gibson’s is Burger Heaven Indeed with a Whopping Selection of 50 Yummilicious Burgers on the Menu

The recipient of a Best Burger Eatery Highly Commended Award at the 2019 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries Awards, Gibson’s burgerlicious offerings incorporate Gourmet, Designer & Roll’s Royce Beef Burgers plus Chicken, Pork, Vegetarian, Salad and Banting Burgers as well as 5 Vegan Burgers including the very popular Beyond Burger, the world’s first plant-based burger that looks, cooks, and satisfies like beef.

Perfect Location with All-Weather Dining Enclosure on the Terrace and Panoramic View

Position! Position! Gibson’s spacious super-cool home in a prime Waterfront location seats 70 indoors – in a stylish modern setting created by award-winning designer, Adam Court (ex-Stefan Antoni) – and 120 outside in the splendid all-weather dining enclosure on the terrace – equipped with a mist cooling system and heaters – with a panoramic view of the Waterfront and Table Mountain.

The Slick Restaurant Group Loyalty Card

Join the Slick Restaurant Loyalty programme and receive 10% of the bill total credited to your card, redeemable at any Slick Restaurant, as well as a R200 birthday voucher.

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Gibson’s deliver with Uber Eats and OrderIn so fans can enjoy the Gibson’s deliciousness in the comfort of their own homes. Mr D will soon be joining the delivery teams.

The Slick Restaurant Social Responsibility Initiative – Helping Someone In The Dark

The Slick Restaurant Group’s passion extends to the local community. A vision to serve others and to make a difference led to a partnership with Tygerberg Hospital assisting them in increasing the number of corneal transplants undertaken by their Department of Ophthalmology.

Slick Restaurant Group company donations together with help from generous customers at their restaurants resulted in the first lamellar corneal surgery being performed at Tygerberg Hospital on Mrs Gladys Maistry from Eersterivier on 10th May 2018, restoring her sight.

Since then another 12 life-changing operations have taken place and scleral contact lenses, sophisticated soft lenses, are being imported and made available to eligible Tygerberg Hospital patients.

This unique private-public-partnership between the Slick Restaurant Group and Tygerberg Hospital will continue ‘Giving a Helping Hand to Someone in the Dark’, with operations set to take place on a more frequent basis. Donations to this deserving initiative can be made via the Slick Restaurant Group website – please visit slickrestaurants.com/social-responsibility/.

“There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark” (Helen Keller, 1880 – 1968)


Open daily 11h00 – 22h00
Shop 157, Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Tel: 087 357 3465 ·
Email: contact@slickrestaurants.com ·
Website: www.gibsonsburgers.co.za
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GibsonsBurgers
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