The ‘Leave’ vote shocked a lot of people in the UK and the rest of the world, with many fearing an imminent economic crash post-Brexit.
So, when a rumour circulated online, a day before the historic vote, that Nando’s will pack up and leave if Britain voted to leave the EU, it was as if people’s worst fears had suddenly come true.
When the shock vote was announced on Friday, fans of the eatery famous for its spicy peri-peri sauce, couldn’t handle it and took to Twitter to mourn the seemingly inevitable withdrawal of Nando’s.
The rumour actually began when someone posted a satirical blog claiming a Nando’s spokesperson had said every imported chicken would need a passport if Britain voted ‘Leave’.
To be clear, Nando’s is actually a South African company, not a Portuguese one as most mistakenly think due to its Afro-Portuguese inspired food. This means it remains unaffected by the UK choosing to leave EU.
Soon after the rumour began doing the rounds on social media, Nando’s officially put an end to the speculations.
Fans soon tweeted their relief at the news.
This article originally appeared on Daily Mail