Nando’s the peri-peri chicken chain announced on Tuesday they are to reopen six of their restaurants in the UK.
Four are to open in London, Camberwell, Canary Jubilee, Clink Street and Gloucester Road sites. Two will open in Manchester and Deliveroo will be offering the delivery service.
In a statement, Nando’s said, “The menu will be reduced to help the team maintain social distance in the kitchen and food prep areas, but never fear as the majority of Nando’s favourites such as peri-peri chicken wings, halloumi and peri chips will now be available to enjoy at home.
“Each Nando’s restaurant has been working under Public Health England guidelines for the past week on top of their existing health and safety procedures.
“Every member of the team has been washing their hands more frequently while maintaining social distance during shifts.
“After a successful trial re-opening serving meals to local good causes, they are now upping production to serve the public.”
Representatives from the largest chains, such as Pret a Manger, Costa and McDonalds asked George Eustice, the Environment Secretary if they can start to reopen.
It is understood that Eustice has been “particularly perplexed” by the closure of drive-through restaurants and described them as “the model of perfect social distancing.”
It is also understood that Eustice said, “You didn’t have to shut in the first place.”
Burger King, KFC and Pret a Manger are to reopen some stores for takeaway and delivery services, but with no dine in options.
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