Nando’s restaurant responds to COVID-19 with free meals for hospital staff

Nando’s is about more than PERi-PERi and chicken.

“At Nando’s, we will stand together two metres apart,” Desmond Edwards, VP marketing Nando’s Canada.

The restaurant announced its decision to stay open with safety precautions, help health care workers with meals and limited meals for laid-off members of the restaurant industry.

Starting Thursday, the restaurant pledges to:

Bring hot catered meals to hospitals near every Nando’s in North America, to provide comfort and sustenance to the nurses, doctors and hospitals workers struggling to keep us all safe and well. On the house.

Provide free Nando’s takeout to any nurse, doctor or healthcare worker who shows up at a Nando’s in uniform or with a valid healthcare ID, or calls to place a to-go order and presents ID at collection.

Create a new employee volunteer force. Our employees will be paid to deploy their services to help others in the immediate communities in which we operate.

Allocate 50 free meals per day per restaurant for laid-off members of the restaurant industry. They can walk in and take away Nando’s with pride.

Donate all surplus food, packaged and non-expired, to local area food banks.

Provide free family meals for our employees’ families in need.

Pay it forward. Any customer or employee can pay the gift of a family meal forward to the neediest members of their community. Customers will be encouraged to buy a meal for a laid-off industry worker or medical personnel.



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