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Nando’s supporting healthcare workers during COVID-19

Nando’s Canada has launched the company’s largest community service program, which includes providing free take-out or delivery meals to nurses, doctors, and healthcare workers.
Nando’s Canada has launched the company’s largest community service program, which includes providing free take-out or delivery meals to nurses, doctors, and healthcare workers.

Nando’s Canada is supporting healthcare workers and the community through its Stand Together 2 Metres Apart campaign.

Nando’s will continue to offer take-out and delivery in Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta for as long as possible. There will be exceptions for any jurisdiction where restaurants are ordered to close altogether.

“We want the communities we serve to know Nando’s is here for you, and we are here for our employees and our communities we have always proudly called our family,” said Desmond Edwards, vice-president marketing, Nando’s Canada.

Nando’s is committed to staying open safely, which means strictly enforcing social distancing for employees and customers. The company will allow a maximum of 10 employees and customers per restaurant at any given time, and will constantly enforce elevated hygiene.

All Nando’s employees must continue to frequently wash hands, clean all surfaces, and stay home when feeling ill. The franchise system will continue to do health checks at the beginning and end of each shift, and leave to-go orders at the front of its stores.

On March 26, the company launched the largest community service program in its history supported by its workforces in Canada and the U.S.

The program will include the following measures:

  • Bringing free hot, catered meals to hospitals near every Nando’s in North America;
  • Providing free take-out to any nurse, doctor, or healthcare worker who comes to one of its restaurants in uniform or with a valid healthcare ID, or calls to place a take-out order and presents ID at collection;
  • Creating a new employee volunteer force to help others in the community;
  • Allocating 50 free meals per day per restaurant for laid-off members of the restaurant industry;
  • Donating all surplus food, packaged and non-expired, to local area food banks, and providing free family meals for employee families in need; and
  • Customers and employees will be encouraged to buy a meal for a laid-off industry worker or medical personnel.

“At Nando’s, we will Stand Together 2 Metres Apart,” Edwards said. “We don’t just serve chicken, we serve the community. We’re all in this together.”

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3 comments on “Nando’s supporting healthcare workers during COVID-19”

  1. FYI we (Healthcare Practitioners) tried to get this March 28th and we were told by the Nandos in Toronto by Bay/College they stopped doing this, so the promo is over apparently already.

  2. FYI, Kennedy Common location in Scarborough said they cannot honour this promo because they don’t have enough inventory. They told me to try their other locations.

  3. Today april 11th at 6:40pm i was badly greeted when i walked into the Brampton North Location. I asked if i could get the “Healthcare worker take out.” Keep in mind i followed the instructions and rules to obtain this special offer for “healthcare workers.” I was in my “uniform,” i also showed the cashier my “valid healthcare ID.” i drove from the hospital on my break, i had been working a double shift to Care for peoples lives. She automatically said to me “WE DONT DO THAT” So i said how is that possible earlier this morning i had seen frontline workers bringing in nandos to eat. They cut their eyes at me and said they don’t have the option to do it on the computer. Also that 10 is their maximum for the day. Here’s a question “Do you think there’s only 10 nurses in the world” anyways just a thought to myself. i felt embarrassed by the way these girls showed me no respect. i didn’t even get a name for the employees. also one of the employees came sooo close to my face i felt as though she didn’t care about the pandemic in the world especially in a restaurant. Then i’m not sure if this indian girl was the supervisor but she said to me “You can go to mississauga location.” Umm.. Hello i’m on break and i work in Brampton. So my question is why was i denied ?

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