Nando’s forced to close 50 restaurants following supply shortages

The restaurant is having supply issues.

The restaurant chain apologised to customers on Twitter.

Popular restaurant Nando’s has been forced to close some of its restaurants after running out of peri-peri chicken.

The chain has temporarily shut around 50 outlets across England, Scotland and Wales after suffering supply shortages, according to the BBC.

Sign up to our NationalWorld Today newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

We want to hear from you: let us know what you think about this story and be part of the debate in our comments section below

At a glance: 5 key points

  •  Nando’s has been forced to close a number of restaurants due to supply shortages.
  • The shortages have arisen from general issues in the UK supply chain thanks to coronavirus.
  • The restaurant responded to upset customers on Twitter, describing the situation as “a bit of a mare”.
  • The chain said it was doing everything they can to fix the issues in the supply chain.
  • Customers are able to check via the Nando’s website whether their local restaurant is closed. 

What’s been said

The restaurant wrote on Twitter:

“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.”


The large number of people being pinged by the NHS app, known as the “pingdemic”, has caused supply chain issues over the past few weeks.

With rules around self-isolation relaxed, and the NHS app tweaked to track fewer contacts, it’s hoped supply chain issues will be resolved in the coming weeks.

Additional reporting by PA.

A message from the editor:

Thank you for reading. NationalWorld is a new national news brand, produced by a team of journalists, editors, video producers and designers who live and work across the UK. Find out more about who’s who in the team, and our editorial values. We want to start a community among our readers, so please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and keep the conversation going.