Gino Adriaensen started introducing great waffles in his restaurant in Knysna, after he sold the restaurant his passion for waffles remained and he started The Wicket Waffle South Africa at the Friday market In Knysna. His parents (Walter Adriaensen and Ria Voeten) imported a old fashioned gas waffle machine out of a Bakers museum in Belgium, and after consulting with some elder Belgians and doing his own research he recreated the traditional Belgian waffle recipe originally used with old fashioned gas waffle machine. His reason for this was to show the South African public that there are a variety of waffles available and also that original traditional waffles are tastier and healthier than the store bought varieties found in South African shops.
After trading in Knysna for a year, and having built up a successful waffle business that sells wholesale to local restaurants he now wants to show the rest of South Africa how good these waffles are. Supplying these quality traditional waffles to the whole country proved to be too much of a task for one person so he has started to sell the concept as a low start-up cost franchise. Gino replicated and now supplies the original gas waffle machine so that all franchisee’s produce waffles of excellent quality.
Wicked Waffle will be serving up a selection of pancakes and milkshakes to accompany his legendary Wicked Waffles.