Health

Peri good news! Nando’s announces plans to reopen 10 restaurants for diners to eat in

Peri good news! Nando’s announces plans to reopen 10 restaurants across the country for diners to eat in from Wednesday

  • Nando’s is reopening 10 restaurants across the UK for diners to eat in this week
  • Safety measures include ‘virtually queuing’, ordering and paying at the table 
  • The restaurant chain announced in May they would open for takeaway and delivery
  • Nando’s closed it’s doors to customers in March amid the coronavirus pandemic  

By Harriet Johnston For Mailonline

Nando’s is set to reopen 10 restaurants for diners to eat in after closing eateries in the face of the coronavirus lockdown.

The fast-food giant will reopen the sites in towns and cities across England, with safety measures including virtual queuing and full table service.

The chain said it will serve from a ‘reduced’ menu to support staff, but will still serve popular items such as peri-peri chicken wings, butterfly chicken, halloumi sticks and peri chips.

This marks the first time customers were allowed in since the coronavirus lockdown was imposed and all UK Nandos stores were shut on March 23.

Nando’s has announced plans to reopen 10 of it’s restaurants across the country from Wednesday after the coronavirus pandemic

Which Nando’s restaurants are reopening?

 For dining in:

Liverpool One

Bolton Middlebrook

Birmingham Bullring

Beckton

Bromley St Marks

Park Royal

Leeds j27

Manchester Trafford Centre

Westfield London

Bluewater Winter Garden

After being closed for three months due to lockdown, Nando’s is now reopening its Liverpool One, Bolton Middlebrook, Birmingham Bullring, Leeds J27, Manchester Trafford Centre.

Meanwhile, facilities in London including Westfield London, Bromley St Marks, Beckton, Park Royal, and Bluewater Winter Garden will also reopen this week.

Only a certain number of customers will be allowed in each restaurant at any time – depending on its size and layout – with fewer tables in each site.

As a safety measure, the chain has introduced a new table service style of virtually queuing, with customers allotted a virtual slot in the queue on Nando’s app.

Diners can expect safety measures at the eatery to include virtual queuing and full table service

They will be alerted when their table is ready via a text message or notification within the app.

Hungry diners will then be asked to order and pay their table using their phone.

Meanwhile, the staff will also bring all food, drinks, cutlery, PERi-PERi sauces and napkins directly to the table.

Nando’s said there is PPE available to staff to wear and they have also been encouraged to wash their hands more regularly.

Customers and staff will also be asked to adhere to the government’s strict social distancing protocols.

It is the latest in a long line of other restaurant chains, including Wagamama and KFC, which have recently returned to serving hungry customers.

The news comes six weeks after the fast-food chain announced it plans to reopen some of it’s stores for takeaway and delivery

In March, the Government told restaurants to shut their doors as part of the lockdown but have continued to allow restaurants to serve takeaway and collection services, in line with health and safety guidelines.

Nando’s previously reopened 94 of its restaurants for delivery and collection after closing sites in the face of the coronavirus lockdown.

The chain said it will serve from a ‘reduced’ menu to support staff, but will still serve popular items such as peri-peri chicken wings, butterfly chicken, halloumi sticks and peri chips.

The company said that all click and collect orders must be placed online via Nandos.co.uk to avoid queues and keep customers and staff safe.

It comes weeks after the chicken restaurant delighted customers by launching ‘at home’ kits to recreate the dishes at home.

The eatery teamed up with recipe box brand Mindful Chef to launch a limited edition range of recipe boxes.

For just £6 per person, shoppers will be sent everything they need to recreate one of the chain’s signature dishes.

Customers can choose between butterfly chicken, chips and fino slaw or a quarter chicken legs, macho peas and sweet mash.

Each box contains pre-portioned ingredients, step-by-step recipes and a bottle of Nando’s Medium PERi-PERi sauce.

Leave a Comment