A former Nando’s worker has revealed the secrets about the popular chain that every diner should know.
These include why you should ask for the chicken breast, but never order the olives off the menu.
The ex-employee, who worked in a London branch of the High Street restaurant, added that you should never be tempted to try the drinks scam – which is when you ask for tap water but re-fill it with a soft drink.
A former Nando’s worker has revealed the secrets that all diners should know about the popular chain
Speaking to the Leicester Mercury, the worker said that all waiters are familiar with the trick, and won’t hesitate in charging you extra.
It comes after it was revealed how you can take advantage of Nando’s secret menu to create your favourite dishes.
For example, you can make your own burrito by asking for your normal order in a wrap and requesting a side of spicy rice which you can then fill your wrap with, turning it into a burrito.
Here are the things the former employee says all Nando’s diners should know…
According to the employee, you should always ask for chicken breast when ordering your meal
THE CHICKEN BREAST IS BEST
The former employee said you should request the chicken breast when ordering your meal, as you will get more meat this way.
However, the Nando’s worker revealed that the chicken used is not organic, and comes to the restaurants already marinated.
DON’T ORDER THE OLIVES
According to the Nando’s worker, the olives – which cost £3.60 – are very poor value for money because staff are told to only add one layer in each ramekin.
This means that you only get roughly eight or nine olives per serving, as the dish also comes with large pieces of garlic.
The former Nando’s worker suggested that olives are poor value for money, as you only usually get eight or nine per serving
THE DRINKS SCAM WON’T WORK
You shouldn’t be temped to try the drinks scam at Nando’s either, as you’ll likely be caught out.
The former employee said that all staff know to watch out for customers ordering a glass of tap water, and re-filling it with a soft drink.
You’re likely to get a receipt charging you for the extra drink if you try it.
Some of your favourite side dishes are likely to have been frozen, including the macho peas (bottom right), according to the worker
A NUMBER OF DISHES ARE FROZEN
The former Nando’s worker revealed that many of your favourite side dishes are likely to have been frozen, including macho peas and pitta breads.
According to the ex-employee, the veggie burger also arrives at restaurants frozen.
THE CHIPS ARE MCCAIN’S
The former employee also revealed that Nando’s uses McCain’s chips in their restaurants.
This means that you can have the chips in the comfort of your own home if you wish.
MailOnline has contacted Nando’s for comment.