50 Nando’s temporarily close due to supply issues

Casual dining group, Nando’s has has to temporarily close 50 of its 400-plus restaurants across to UK due to supply chain issues in England, Wales and Scotland.

The company has closed the sites after reportedly running out of its famous peri-peri chicken.

Following customers complaining about local store closures, Nando’s put out a tweet last night (17 August. The tweet said: '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!'

Nando's said it will lend some of its staff to its suppliers to help 'get things moving' in the supply chain after shortages hit some sites. It said delivery schedules meant the situation was changing rapidly and suggested customers check the website before they visit.

Food and other supply chains across the UK have struggled to operate normally this summer, due to the 'pingdemic' - staff being required to self-isolate if they have come into contact with someone with coronavirus.