Nando’s has reportedly had to close some of its restaurants after running out of peri-peri chicken.
The chain has temporarily shut around 50 outlets across England, Scotland and Wales after suffering supply shortages, according to reports.
It will lend some of its staff to suppliers to “get things moving” again.
Responding to upset customers on Twitter, Nando’s described the situation as “a bit of a ‘mare’”.
The restaurant said: “The UK supply chain is having a bit of a ‘mare’ right now.
“This is having a knock-on effect with some of our restaurants across England, Scotland and Wales.
“We are doing everything we can to get the peri-peri back where it belongs – on your plates!”
In another tweet, the restaurant, which serves Afro-Portuguese inspired chicken dishes, apologised for the “disappointment” and said suppliers could not keep up with “demand for peri-peri”.
Nando’s said: “We’re sorry for any disappointment caused.
“Our suppliers are struggling to keep up with demand for peri-peri. Meaning that some of our restaurants have had to temporarily close to restock.”