Second Berkshire Nando’s shuts as chicken shortage hits chain – plus all branches still open in county

A second Nando’s in Berkshire has temporarily closed as a chicken shortage hits the chain.

The popular branch in Bracknell has had to shut its doors temporarily, according to the restaurant’s website, alongside almost 50 other branches across England, Wales and Scotland.

Nando’s in Reading on Friar Street closed a few days ago because of the chicken shortage as well as issues of supplying the eateries with their famous peri-peri chicken.

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Both Berkshire branches are currently listed as “closed for now for Eat-in, delivery and collect”.

The franchise has had staffing shortages and a shortage of chicken due to a reduced number of lorry drivers.

Customers were told online that ‘isolation periods’ were also to blame for their eateries closing, alongside signs in shop windows stating that there is a shortage of stock from suppliers.

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There has also been a shortage of lorry drivers which meant supermarkets have been low in stock for certain products, as well as bin collections being suspended due to people having to self-isolate.

A Nando’s spokeswoman said: “The UK food industry has been experiencing disruption across its supply chain in recent weeks due to staff shortages and a number of our restaurants have been impacted.

“However, since Monday, a team of our brilliant Nandocas have been supporting our key suppliers onsite – working in partnership to help get things moving again, and this has already had a positive impact on affected restaurants.

“From this Saturday, as a result of the hard work behind the scenes, it is our intention that all of our restaurants will be open again, and all our customers can enjoy their favourite peri-peri chicken.”

Here is a list of Nando’s that remain open in the county:

Newbury

Reading – Oracle Centre

Reading – Gateway

Wokingham

Windsor

Slough – Queensmere

Slough – High Street

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