Nando’s proves it’s not chicken by delivering the goods after Santam ultimatum
Nando’s faced an ultimatum this week from insurance company Santam after it copied an ad by the South African company – being asked to deliver an order to the Johannesburg Children's Home…unless it was ‘chicken’.
The original ad (above) featuring British actor Ben Kingsley standing in front of a bar and discussing insurance and the possibility of missing things, aired in February, was spoofed by the fast food chain this month, leading to the insurers releasing ‘back at ya’ – both of which can be seen below.
Nando’s was given until 4pm on Thursday to comply – and it has been discovered that it has delivered the requested order of 62 portions of lemon and herb half-chicken and chips with coleslaw, 12 children's meals with chips and toys, 74 hot sticky toffee puddings, 74 assorted cold drinks and a Portuguese salad.
The restaurant has also now said in an ad that it will continue to deliver this order the last Friday of the month for a year.
what do you think? Does this to-and-fro between brands and the ultimatum seem like a planned PR stunt, or just Santam jumping on an opportunity? Let us know what you think…