Nando’s Admit Using McCain’s Chips For Their Meals

by : Francesca Donovan on : 27 Feb 2018 09:32

Nando’s, everyone’s favourite overrated fast food chicken dining experience, is cheekier than we initially assumed.

An investigation by Leicester Mercury has uncovered the foul truth about Nando’s chicken dinners and it’s a beastly betrayal of the highest order.


According to one employee – who presumably no longer has a job – Nando’s uses standard oven chips for their trademark side dishes, and no one knows what truth means anymore.


They said:

The chips served at Nando’s are actually supplied by McCain. So you could recreate part of the Nando’s experience at home quite easily if you wanted to?


Great news for wannabe home chicken connoisseurs, but potentially bad news for restaurant devotees?

Actually, it turns out the chips are specially made for Nando’s, so they’re not quite as cheeky as initially believed.


A spokesperson for the chicken restaurant explained:


As per standard industry practice, some of our non-meat items are delivered frozen, such as our hugely popular chips which we developed in partnership with McCain and are exclusive to Nando’s.

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The employee also revealed staff off-the-menu favourites:

With a staff meal every five hours, it doesn’t take long to work your way through the Nando’s menu.

This is where ordering off-menu comes in.

Some of our favourites included the Nando’s burrito – a chicken wrap filled with spicy rice – and huge salads topped with grilled chicken, pineapple, halloumi, and all of the sauce.


We know what we’ll be ordering next time.

Meanwhile, in other chicken news, fast-food giants KFC have been running low on poultry and people had been clucking about it online – but there’s no reason to suspect foul play.

Branches from Devon to Berkshire, Suffolk, Newcastle and Surrey experienced a dearth of KFC’s special brand of chicken goodness on Thursday, (February 15).


In Plymouth, one employee confirmed the Crownhill KFC had shut while another worker said KFC branches ‘all over the city’ had been affected.


Naturally, KFC’s loyal customers wanted their chicken but with the shortage due to a technical fault, KFC rather admirably weren’t willing to sell bad chicken to their fans.

A spokesperson told UNILAD:

We’re not far away from robots taking over the world, NASA even have a plan for when it happens, but until they do unfortunately computer systems can still go wrong… which ours did.

We hope to be back up and running before we have to wheel in Will Smith to sort things out, please bear with us.

They assured UNILAD they were doubling down (sorry) on the problem:

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Yet on February 23, KFC released a statement saying:

90 per cent of our restaurants are now open and we can confirm the backlog of fresh chicken stock at the depot is now cleared.

However, due to the ongoing distribution challenges DHL is experiencing, disruption to some restaurants may continue through the weekend, which means some will not be open and others will operate with a reduced menu or shortened hours.

We’re immensely grateful to our amazing team members and franchise partners who continue to work flat out to get back up and running.


The beloved fast food chain, in a stroke of PR genius, apologised once more to it’s customers, by taking out a full page add in a newspaper.

As one man tweeted, it’s ‘a masterclass in PR crisis management:

Turns out all’s fair in fast food chicken shops.

Cheeky Nando’s anyone?

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Francesca Donovan

A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you've never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.

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