Some PERi good news: Nando’s to reopen 94 restaurants nationwide

For takeaway and delivery, obviously. Hoorah.

Nando's chicken

by Carl Smith |

We don't know about you, but conversation on approximately 97% of our Zoom calls revolves around a few things exclusively: how much our hair's doing our head in, how Disney+ is basically our life now and what takeaway we're getting this weekend.

The latter's proving quite problematic of late, tbh. We've exhausted our fave Indian, had Chinese two weekends on the trot and eaten enough pizza to last us an actual lifetime. Inspo is running low, mate.

So THANK CLUCKING HEAVENS Nando's has just announced it's to reopen 94 restaurants nationwide for delivery and click and collection.

PERi-PERi good news, we're sure you'll agree (sorry).

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As of today, 54 Nando's restaurants up and down the country are open for delivery and click and collection; with a further 40 across the UK and Ireland following suit tomorrow.

After trials in a select number of UK restaurants proved successful, cities including Glasgow, Liverpool, Belfast and Birmingham will be opening for business; allowing you to enjoy that PERi-PERi deliciousness from the comfort of your own sofa.

And as if that wasn't enough, delivery orders placed through the Nando's website will enable customers to earn chillies through Nando’s loyalty scheme; ready to be redeemed when the restaurants open their doors for dine in service later in the year.

Nando's also assures customers it is 'working under strict government guidelines on top of their existing health and safety procedures' amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The full list of participating restaurants can be found here.

Below: the movies postponed due to coronavirus

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No Time To Die
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No Time To Die was supposed to be released on 10th April 2020, and was the first major film release to be pushed back due to the Coronavirus. Releasing a statement on Twitter, film bosses explained, 'MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, announced today that after careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace, the release of NO TIME TO DIE will be postponed until November 2020.'However in October, it was later revealed the film would be put back until April 2021. In January 2021, the film was confirmed to have a release date of October 2021, and was later released in cinemas in the UK on 30th September 2021.

A Quiet Place: Part II
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Director John Krasinski confirmed on 12th March 2020 that the sequel to his critically acclaimed film would not be released on 19th March 2020 as planned. He wrote on his social media pages, 'To all our A Quiet Place fans, one of the things I'm most proud of is that people have said our movie is one you have to see all together. Well due to the ever-changing circumstances of what's going on in the world around us, now is clearly not the right time to do that. 'As insanely excited as we are for all of you to see this movie... I'm gonna wait to release the film til we CAN all see it together! So here's to our group movie date! See you soon! #AQuiet Place Part 2...Take 2. JK.'The sequel now has a release date of 28th May 2021, and will be released on streaming service Paramount+ 45 days later. John Krasinski went on a tour of US cinemas to promote the film, surprising guests and taking selfies while thanking them for seeing it.

F9
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The ninth film in the Fast & Furious franchise was pushed back from its original release date of May 2020 to 2nd April 2021, and then 28th May 2021. The official release date is now 25th June 2021.At the time, a statement from film bosses read, 'To our family of Fast fans everywhere, we feel all the love and the anticipation you have for the next chapter in our saga. That's why it's especially tough to let you know that we have to move the release date of the film. It's become clear that it won't be possible for all of our fans around the world to see the film this May.'

Black Widow
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The Scarlett Johansson-led Marvel film was due to be released in May 2020, but Disney made the decision to put it back to 7th May 2021. It will now be released on 9th July 2021 in cinemas and on Disney+ with a premium fee.

Antlers film
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Produced by Guillermo Del Toro, the horror film starring Keri Russell and Jesse Plemons was set to be released on 17th April, and a new release date has been confirmed for 29th October 2021.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife
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Sony announced on 30th March that they had decided to push back the release of their Ghostbusters sequel starring Paul Rudd and Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard from 10th July 2020 to 5th March 2021, and has now been moved to 11th November 2021. The film will also feature original cast members Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver and Dan Aykroyd.

Morbius
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Jared Leto is starring in Morbius, a film about a biochemist who becomes a vampire. It's a spin-off to Tom Hardy's Venom film and also has connections with Tom Holland's Spider-Man franchise. It was set to be released on 31st July 2020, was pushed back to 19th March 2021 and now has a release date of 28th January 2022.

Venom image
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Speaking of Venom... The sequel to the 2018 hit would have been released on 2nd October 2020, but will now see the light of day on 24th September 2021.

The Batman - Pattinson
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Robert Pattinson's iteration of Batman will be released on 4th March 2022, having originally been scheduled for 25th June 2021.

The King's Man
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A prequel to Kingsman and its sequel, The King's Man was originally scheduled for release on 18th September 2020 but will now see a cinematic release on 22nd December 2021.

West Side Story
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Steven Spielberg's remake of the classic musical was originally slated for 18th December 2020, but will now be released in cinemas on 24th September 2021.

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They confirm: 'Every member of the team has been washing their hands more frequently while maintaining social distance during shifts and PPE is available for all staff to wear. Designated waiting areas have been set up for drivers and collect customers and order volumes will be monitored to avoid queues.

'The restaurant teams will also be working hard to make sure that deliveries are as safe as possible, drivers will maintain social distancing while waiting to pick up orders, restaurant staff will hand over food while maintaining social distance and contactless delivery will be available upon request.'

Well that's our Saturday night scran sorted...

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