Nando's closures: This is where you can still enjoy PERI-PERI chicken in Lancashire as chain closes 50 branches due to supply issues

Nando's has been forced to close around 50 restaurants across England, Scotland and Wales as the chain runs short on supplies of chicken.

Wednesday, 18th August 2021, 3:17 pm

Three of the four Lancashire stores in Blackpool, Preston and Blackburn will open as usual today (Wednesday, August 18, 2021).

However, since this article was originally publish, Nando's in Preston Market Place has been forced to close.

A spokesman for Nando's said: “The UK food industry has been experiencing disruption across its supply chain in recent weeks due to staff shortages and a number of our restaurants have been impacted.

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Nando's restaurants in Blackpool, Preston and Blackburn are unaffected by the store closures.

"However, since Monday, a team of our brilliant Nandocas have been supporting our key suppliers onsite – working in partnership to help get things moving again, and this has already had a positive impact on affected restaurants.

"From this Saturday, as a result of the hard work behind the scenes, it is our intention that all of our restaurants will be open again, and all our customers can enjoy their favourite PERi-PERi chicken.”

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Responding to upset customers on Twitter, Nando’s described the situation as “a bit of a ‘mare'”.

The restaurant 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!”

In another tweet, the restaurant, which serves Afro-Portuguese inspired chicken dishes, apologised for the “disappointment” and said suppliers could not keep up with “demand for peri-peri”.

Nando’s said: “We’re sorry for any disappointment caused.

“Our suppliers are struggling to keep up with demand for peri-peri. Meaning that some of our restaurants have had to temporarily close to restock.”

Customers can get the most up-to-date information on restaurant closures via the local Nando’s restaurant via the Nando's website.