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A man said he was 'appalled' by the size of his Nando's chicken - which he measured with a tape measure.
Taking to Twitter, the customer of 'almost 20 years' indicated that Father's Day had been ruined by the serving of chicken in his burger, which he said was smaller than the slice of tomato.
He wrote: "@NandosUK this is appalling! Not even a 10cm piece of chicken for £6.75.
"I have been a customer for almost 20 years! The tomato slice is bigger! #HappyFathersDay #appaling #ripoffbritain"
The tweet went viral, racking up 1,000 retweets; but a lot of people seemed to think the restaurant meat-measuring was more questionable than the portion size itself.
One person commented: "Do I want to know why you brought a tape measure to a restaurant or nah?"
Another said: "I never eat out without taking a tape measure, some callipers, a micrometre and a high definition camera.
"Had many a stand-up nose-to-nose argument about pizzas coming in a few mill short of 12ins."
A third added: "Pretty sure that being a customer for almost 20 years doesn't entitle you to a bigger piece of chicken. Do you measure all your food?"
While a fourth joked: "'Going for a scran love,' 'Have you got everything?' 'Yeah,' 'Phone?' 'Yeah,' 'Money?' 'Yes!' 'Keys?' 'Bloody hell love, I've got everything!!' 'Tape measure?' 'Ahhhh s*** yeah, I'll grab that now'."
But while the majority of comments adopted this sort of tone, Nando's did actually reply, encouraging the disgruntled customer to get in touch.
Replying to Nando's, one person commented: "If he gets anything out of you for this I'm going to count the grains of rice in my spicy rice and complain that there isn't enough."
A Nando's Spokesperson told LADbible: "All our chicken is served fresh and sometimes the sizes of the burgers do vary as not every chicken breast is the same size, we have regulations and measures in place to try and keep our portion sizes as consistent as possible.
"We always aim to provide good value for money for our customers and have been in touch with [the customer]."
Perhaps the customer in question would have felt more satisfied with the value if he had brought his gran along with him earlier this month.
The chain was offering people 50 percent off if they took anyone over the age of 65 with them to the restaurant, in a bid to encourage people to reconnect with their elderly relatives or friends as lockdown restrictions ease.
Nando's said: "After a year of being apart, it's finally time to be reunited with your favourite people again.
"We know your Nan's probably top of the list, which is why we're here to help."
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