Because we all need some good news! The Afro-Portuguese chain, Nando’s has just announced that it has pledged multiple ways to help North American communities and healthcare workers during the current COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
Effective today, March 26, the chain will deliver free hot meals to hospitals near all of its locations for nurses, doctors, and hospital workers.
“We want the communities we serve to know that Nando’s is here for you. And we are here for our employees and our communities that we have always proudly called our family,” said Desmond Edwards, VP Marketing Nando’s Canada, in a release.
In addition to delivering free meals to hospital workers, Nando’s will give free takeout to any nurse, doctor, or healthcare worker who shows up at a Nando’s location in uniform, or with a valid health-care ID, or calls to place a to go order and presents ID when picking up.
Keep in mind that only 10 employees and customers will be allowed in the store at a time in order to practice safe social distancing.
But what about restaurant workers? Don’t worry because Nando’s hasn’t forgotten about you!
The chain will be supplying 50 laid off restaurant industry workers per day with free meals.
Nando’s has also pledged to donate all surplus food (packaged and non-perishable) to local food banks and are encouraging customers and its employees to pay it forward by purchasing a meal for a laid-off restaurant industry, or healthcare worker.
If this all isn’t enough, Nando’s is also taking care of its own by providing free meals to employees’ families who are in need.
“At Nando’s, we will Stand Together 2 Metres Apart. We don’t just serve chicken. We serve the community. We’re all in this together,” Edwards said.
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