The peri-peri chicken chain is back.
After closing their doors on the 23rd March, along with other fast-food restaurants such as McDonald’s and KFC, Nando’s is reopening seven of its UK restaurants this month, including two in Manchester.
And while you might think it’s premature after only four weeks closed, it’s for a very good cause indeed.
A spokeswoman said of the reopenings: “Knowing how much happiness PERi-PERi can bring, the Nando’s team were itching to get back behind the grills to help as many people as possible during the lockdown.
“If this controlled reopening proves successful, then we hope to be able to continue to deliver food to our No Chuckin’ Our Chicken charities and NHS teams as the trial expands.”
Operating with limited staff, the Manchester Printworks and Fallowfield sites will be functioning with the purpose of providing free meals to the NHS only, meaning regular folk like ourselves won’t be able to enjoy that peri-peri goodness just yet. Across the UK, the business will be donating 1,700 free meals to the NHS daily, an incredibly kind gesture showing appreciation for our key workers.
Each site will cook up 250 meals per shift, delivering the cluckin’ good chicken to local hospitals each evening between 6pm and 9pm.