Nando closes 21 Canadian branches, including four in the Greater Vancouver area


The global chicken chain Nando’s will close nearly two dozen stores across Canada, including four in the Greater Vancouver area.

In a press release published on May 15, the restaurant founded in South Africa claims to have “experienced a sharp drop in sales during the COVID-19 crisis” in Canada.

In the coming weeks, Nando’s Canada will close 21 of its branches, which will cut its operations to almost half. The company says these restaurants are places that “have not been commercially viable for some time, and their losses have only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis.”

In British Columbia, four locations will close; all are located in the greater Vancouver area.

These locations are:

  • Tsawwassen
  • South Burnaby
  • Queensborough (New Westminster)
  • Centerview (North Vancouver)

However, 27 locations will remain open nationally, in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. Of these 27, 13 belong to companies, while the remaining 14 are franchisees.

Some of these locations currently offer chicken and the chain’s iconic Peri-Peri accompaniments for pickup or delivery by third-party carriers. Employees of closed locations may be able to maintain employment with the company in other locations in Nando.

Nando’s Canada notes that each of the 24 countries where Nando’s operates operates its business independently, and Nando’s grocery products are also managed separately.

In British Columbia, the following Nando locations will remain open:

  • West oaks
  • Coquitlam
  • Langley
  • Richmond North (Garden City)
  • Metrotown
  • Surrey (Strawberry Hill)
  • Park Royal (West Van)
  • Walnut grove
  • White Rock (South Surrey)
  • Boilermaker (Ironwood)
  • Davie & Howe (Downtown)
  • Guildford
  • Kerrisdale
  • Kingsway

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