Nando’s has had to close a number of its establishments and cancel its delivery options after staffing problems at its supply factories caused significant food deficits.
The popular chicken chain has become the latest restaurant to see its supply chain struck down during the pingdemic after staff shortages.
Nando’s has said it will provide 70 workers to its supplier’s factories to temporarily restore normal levels of food deliveries and reopen its affected establishments.
The company has been notifying customers online that its current shortages have been created by staff isolation periods and suppliers struggling to keep up with demand.
Dissatisfied customers took to social media to bemoan their lack of chicken, as Nando’s said the small number of its 968 establishments that remain closed are set to reopen once deliveries arrive.
The news comes just days after KFC chiefs declared a nationwide supply warning after blaming disruption for causing a lack of availability for some of its menu items.
A Nando’s spokesperson told a newspaper outlet that the UK food industry had been experiencing disruption across its supply chain in recent weeks due to staff shortages and that a number of their establishments had been affected.
However, they could confirm that Nando’s would be lending seventy of their excellent team members to support their key suppliers, working in partnership to help get things rolling again, and that they expect this to have a positive impact on the affected restaurants soon, and that customers should bear with them whilst they do everything they can to get their legendary PERi-PERi chicken back where it belongs – on everyone’s plates!
The restaurant chain uses Avara, Moy Park and 2 Sisters Food Group to supply its stores with chicken.
Nando’s hasn’t yet confirmed the specific items affected by stock deficits, or when the disruption is expected to end.
According to their website, at least 25 restaurants across the United Kingdom are closed as a result of supply chain problems, and pictures taken in the metropolis showed the Clapham Nando’s closed, with a sign posted on its front door to customers saying that they were closed because of stock supply issues affecting trade.
One person shared a snapshot of an attempted order on Deliveroo being cancelled because the Bradford Leisure Exchange restaurant wasn’t taking orders.
Many other customers took to Twitter to complain of restaurant closures and menu modifications, which were blamed on unforeseen circumstances, but for those clucking for Nando’s, you might have to keep abreast of its progress, otherwise, they’ll end up spitting feathers.
But at least Nando’s is helping by fixing the problem and sharing staff, which keeps them busy and at work, and keeps the system going, which was good thinking and encouraged them to move forward, rather than just shutting shop completely.