Chicken restaurant brand Nando’s has become the latest victim of the UK’s supply chain disruption.
A combination of the so-called ‘pingdemic’ and Brexit effects have meant that the operator was forced to close around 50 of its 360 UK and Ireland branches and restrict orders on Deliveroo.
The restaurant’s Twitter account tweeted: “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 hope to be back up and running again soon.
“Our suppliers are struggling to keep up with demand for Peri Peri, meaning that some of our restaurants had to temporarily close to restock.”
Other branches have limited operations, such as only being open for collection, or restricting the menu available.
Further tweets from the firm detailed: “We don’t have a date for when our full menu will be back yet” and “We’re running limited services in some of our stores as teams are completing isolation periods”.
Nando’s has even taken the step of offering some of its staff to suppliers to assist in getting the supply chain back up and running, though it is unknown if any have accepted the proposition.
The company uses Avara, Moy Park and 2 Sisters Food Group to supply its branches with chicken.
Rival chain KFC was also recently impacted by the same issue, tweeting last week: “Just a heads up that across our country there’s been some disruption over the last few weeks – so things may be a little different when you next visit us.
“You might fund some items aren’t available or our packaging might look a little different to normal.
“We know it’s not ideal, but we’re working hard to keep things running smoothly.”