A Leicester branch of Nandos is one of 50 restaurants closed across the country as supply chain issues hit their kitchens.
The restaurant in Meridian Leisure Park will not open today (Wednesday, 18) , along with dozens of other Nando’s restaurants.
The chicken chain has blamed the need to shutter outlets on staffing issues at its suppliers’ factories as well as the shortage of HGV lorry drivers that has resulted in gaps on supermarket shelves in recent weeks.
A Nando’s spokesperson said: “The UK food industry has been experiencing disruption across its supply chain in recent weeks due to staff shortages and Covid isolations, and a number of our restaurants have been impacted.”
The company said on Monday that staff had been deployed to support some of its key suppliers onsite and “help get things moving again”. It said this was already having a positive impact on the affected restaurants. “It is our intention to have all of our restaurants up and trading again from this Saturday, as a result of the hard work behind the scenes,”
To help improve the supply of chicken Nando’s says it is offering its staff to help suppliers, although it didn’t say whether any had accepted the offer, or what work they would be doing.
The South African chain, famous for its peri peri sauce, operates more than 400 restaurants across the UK.
KFC have also had supply issues, which we reported on HERE
They said said that some items on the menu may not be available when customers visit the restaurant or drive-thru.