1. ITV Report

Customers 'inconsolable' as Leicester Nando's runs out of chicken

Customers were left shocked by the chicken shortage. Credit: PA Wire

Nando's fans were left angry last night when a branch in Leicester ran out of chicken.

The chain proclaims itself the "home of the legendary Portuguese flame-grilled peri-peri chicken".

Unsurprisingly, hungry customers were not happy.

One Twitter user said his colleague was "inconsolable" at the news.

A Nando's employee told ITV News that chicken was "unavailable" for some time at the branch.

Since opening in the UK in 1995, Nando's restaurants have proved popular with Brits and there are now over 300 branches across the country.

Customers were left 'inconsolable' at the branch in Leicester. Credit: Google Maps

The incident could trouble the Prime Minister who is a Nando's fan. To the amusement of customers, Mr Cameron walked into a Bristol branch in May.

A spokesperson for Nando’s said: “Our Leicester Granby Street restaurant experienced an incredibly busy weekend. Many customers were rushing to use their final remaining chillies on their old paper loyalty rewards cards, and we also launched Online Takeaway.

"The restaurant unfortunately ran out of some chicken options, but only for a short period of time.

"We would like to apologise to those customers who couldn’t get their preferred PERi-PERi meal.”