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Nando’s Are Struggling

Discussion in 'Culture and Food' started by JohnAsh, Aug 17, 2021.

  1. JohnAsh
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    JohnAsh Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

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  2. Aromulus
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    Delivery drivers shortage.........
    Lots of other businesses are experiencing difficulties of the sort.

    We used to frequent Nando's at least once a month, I seem to have gone off it, as we havent't been for over 2 years.
    My wife did go on a couple of occasions with her "Barkada" to make "chismis", but she returns home stating what a rip off Nando's has become.
  3. JohnAsh
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    It is a favourite of Mrs Ash. We visited twice a couple of months back and on each occasion they were closed stating there was a shortage of supplies. Had to go elsewhere. We did find one open in Cambridge a few weeks back. We were surprised it was open at the time.
  4. Druk1
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    We had one a couple of weeks ago in the branch over the road from the castle in Windsor, love a Nando, there's one we always visit when we are in Ottawa.
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    Have the still got the painted phone boxes there with the royals in them?
  6. Druk1
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    Haven't seen those ring-a-royal boxes in a while, might still be there but haven't noticed them, but there again I haven't looked, the next time I am there I will check around.
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  8. ChoiAndJohn
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    Good news. Struggle on. I ate at nandos five years ago for the first time. Once was enough. If I want mediocre chain restaurant food and crass decor I can get it at a motorway service station. I don't understand why people rate the place. Its an overpriced and indifferent chain restaurant. We cook better food at home by a country mile. If I'm paying for something, I want it to be better than food we cook at home. Not worse.
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  9. JohnAsh
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    It seems a lot of Filipinos like Nando’s. My wife included. She differs in her opinion to your own.

    I agree, food cooked at home is best. Most of our food is home cooked now and I would say about 90% including a cooked breakfast. Either by myself or the Mrs. A lot of people don’t have the time to home cook. Some say it is a poor excuse but for some it is a real problem. And some don’t know how to cook.
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  10. ChoiAndJohn
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    Not sure what part of my opinion your wife disagrees on to be honest. If she thinks nandos equal good food and fine dining then she's wrong. She might like it, I like a McDonald's or a jollibee too sometimes, but liking something doesn't change what it is. Just because something is popular, doesn't mean that it is good.
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    Tell me more about your fine dining…it may not be as fine as you imagine.

    Quite agree. Just because something is popular doesn’t mean it’s good. You are of course so right. I think I did say that 99% of what we eat is home cooked.

    Do you eat out a lot?

    Is fine dining healthy? Fine dining chefs focus on making food that is good enough that people will come to their restaurant, order a meal, then pay for it. The ultimate goal is for those people to come back to the restaurant regularly and eat meals and pay for them, but this is the aim of all restaurants that want to stay in business, from McDonalds to Alinea. People need to understand this basic truth. If people don’t come to your restaurant, you go out of business. It doesn’t matter at which level the restaurant cooks. It matters that people like to eat there. This has nothing at all to do with the healthy properties of the food. :D

    Fine dining? Just look at Boris…..

    And here he is, trying to work off that fine meal he had the night before. Well a few nights before…


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    Just how is any of that relevant to the notion that nandos is an indifferent chain restaurant? .. Whatever. A good argument needs two people and frankly I can't be bothered. :)
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    one thing i came across--was McDonalds had run out of milkshakes because of supply chain problems. So does that imply their staff cant make a milkshake ?
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    It implies that a milkshake is a powder dumped into a machine :D

    McDonalds staff are largely machine slaves, drinks are poured from a machine, ice cream comes out of a machine (that apparently always breaks in the USA) burgers and other food arrive on a slide etc. they are just human robots, if they could do it all with robots they would as long as the robots were cheaper than people.

    Maybe I'm wrong, I've never had a milkshake in McDonalds so I don't know if they make them in machines or not :D
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    It was your denigration of Nando’s and your own fine dining reference that caught my attention. As I said, you may find your fine dining isn’t quite so fine as you think it is.

    I am aware of the Nando’s limitations but it doesn’t do any harm occasionally. As I said before we eat at home with home cooked food virtually all the time.
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    Legend
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    Spot on all fast food outlets are machine measured heated and poured.
    My wife will only drink Greggs hot chocolate as she finds others to sweet.
    Mc Donalds milkshakes are ok but not often just a treat.
    Nandos expensive crap normally served by mobile holding duurrhhs
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    I've never been to Nando's.
    My family like Harvester because the salad bar is unlimited, what a bonus :like:

    We very occasionally go to McDonalds and KFC and similar places because they are fast and not too expensive and the kids love both of them.

    I wish there were food courts in the UK like the ones in Asia with Chinese, Indonesian and Thai meals.
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  20. JohnAsh
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    My wife often says that.

    We went to a place in Liverpool the other week that operated on a food court basis. In that quarter where all the interesting graffiti is.
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