Not every Nando’s UK restaurant is halal
9th Jan 2020
A post suggests that all Nando’s chicken in the UK is now halal.
Not quite. Nando’s serves only halal chicken in 76 of its 434 UK branches. The ad shared in the post was from Nando’s in Singapore.
A screenshot of a tweet shared more than one thousand times on Facebook suggests that restaurant chain Nando’s now serves halal chicken in all its restaurants. The accompanying post also suggests that this is the case in the UK.
This isn’t correct.
The image shows a real advert from Nando’s which says “We’re officially halal now for real!” but the ad was released in Singapore, not the UK.
It adds: “A small proportion of chicken sold in our other restaurants may also be Halal. This may happen on rare occasions if there are, for example, issues with supply.”
The Facebook post also claims that halal slaughter means an animal’s throat is slit “without any kind of stunning or sensory restrictions.”
This article is part of our work fact checking potentially false pictures, videos and stories on Facebook. You can read more about this—and find out how to report Facebook content—here. For the purposes of that scheme, we’ve rated this claim as partly false because while some Nando’s restaurants in the UK serve only halal chicken, this is not the case in most of its UK restaurants. The ad shown in the screenshot is real but comes from Singapore rather than the UK as is suggested by the accompanying Facebook post.