Nando’s Canada is permanently closing 21 of its locations across Canada due to a sharp decline in sales during COVID-19, the company has announced.
The restaurants set to close are all corporate owned-and-operated, and, the company says, have not been commercially viable for some time. Their losses were reportedly only exacerbated by the ongoing pandemic.
Nando’s says that 27 restaurants will continue to operate across British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario. All 13 corporate owned-and-operated restaurants and 14 franchise locations will remain open for business.
The company asks customers to check their “Find a Nando’s” page for store information near you.
The restaurant continues to provide food for pick-up, or delivery through DoorDash, UberEats and SkipTheDishes, during these times.
“While we do not take any store closing lightly, we must ensure that Nando’s can continue to provide meaningful work and reliable hours for our staff during this crisis and beyond, and to continue to feed the communities we love,” the company said.