Nando’s is one of the UK’s best-loved restaurant chains – so is it any wonder people up and down the country wonder if their cuisine is haram? Chicken can be halal, of course, if prepared correctly. But, where does Nando’s stand on this – is Nando’s halal or haram?
The answer’s a little complicated. But, I’m going to break it all down for you below, so keep reading!
Is Nando’s chicken halal?
It depends on the restaurant. Nando’s sources chicken from both halal and non-halal butcheries. However, they strive to keep halal meat at designated halal restaurants. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to check if your local Nando’s is a halal restaurant or not!
Nando’s operates over 100 different restaurants that are certified as halal. This means any chicken you order from their menu has been slaughtered and prepared according to Sharia guidelines.
How do I know if my local Nando’s serves halal chicken?
You’ll see a clear sign or label at the entrance of your chosen Nando’s – which will declare it’s a halal restaurant. You’ll also find certificates displayed at your venue, which tell you where their chicken has come from.
If you’re ever worried about eating chicken at Nando’s and aren’t sure if you’re ordering halal, always ask a server for more details. If you’re planning ahead, you can also check out Nando’s full list of halal restaurants online.
Where does Nando’s get its halal chicken from?
Nando’s advises that they get chicken from Freemans of Newent and Shazan Foods. Both butcheries are certified halal through the Islamic Institute of Jurisprudence.
Can I order halal chicken at a non-halal Nando’s?
You may be able to order halal chicken at a Nando’s that’s uncertified. However, Nando’s states that this is not always possible, and may depend on supply.
Additionally, it’s better to be safe than sorry! While Nando’s really goes the extra mile to ensure Muslim diners have access to halal chicken, if you’re ever unsure about ordering, make sure to choose a certified restaurant.
Do also be careful ordering chicken with other food at non-halal restaurants. You may accidentally buy and eat haram ingredients without realising. This is a top tip to keep in mind no matter which restaurants you visit!
Nando’s is committed to serving halal chicken! It’s also really easy to find a halal-certified restaurant through their website. If all else fails, you’ll find a halal-certified label or sign on the entrance of your chosen branch.
As always, ask the servers at your local Nando’s if you’re worried. Try and book at a Nando’s you know for certain is halal (and which is only supplied by certified butcheries), too. Hopefully, the chain’s list of halal restaurants will keep growing!