50 Nando’s Restaurants Have Had To Shut Down

·1-min read

We’ve got some bad news, guys. Some really bad news. Nando’s has had to shut a bunch of its restaurants.

Deep breaths. Deep breaths.

The PERi-PERi chicken specialist has explained that it’s had to shut down around 50 of its restaurants across England, Scotland and Wales due to a chicken shortage. The branches have only been shut down temporarily, so all is not lost quite yet.

In response to one person who asked about the closures on Twitter, the Nando’s responded, “The UK supply chain is having a bit of a ‘mare right now. This is having a knock-on effect with some of our restaurants across England, Scotland and Wales. We are doing everything we can to get the PERi-PERi back where it belongs – on your plates!”

Eek!

According to chief executive of the British Poultry Council, Richard Griffiths, the struggle to get hold of chicken is due to Brexit and the problems it’s causing in regard to immigration and worker rules after the UK left the EU.

He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, “The situation we’re seeing I think is a result of the Brexit issues that have arisen.

“And we’re seeing struggles across the supply chain with shortage of labour.”

Supply chains have been hit by a combination of problems with Brexit paperwork affecting the number of lorry drivers and shipments - while some were also being ‘pinged’ in the Covid pandemic.”

Until Nando’s can reopen all its branches, you may be better off doing your own Nando’s chicken at home…

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting