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Man continues quest to visit every Nando's in the world

Can you hear the drums for Nando’s?…

Christopher visits Nandos of Clink Street, London, April 2013.
Christopher visits Nandos of Clink Street, London, April 2013.

Updated 11.15am

IMAGINE HAVING A card that allowed you to eat for free in Nando’s for life.

Just imagine it.

Well, that’s what superfan Christopher Poole was aiming for when he set off on a challenge to visit every single Nando’s on the globe, after he spotted a competition in early 2013 run by the fast food chain.

They were offering a black loyalty card in exchange for a show of extreme love for their food.

However, there’s one problem: the competition was run two years ago, and has long since ended.

That hasn’t stopped Poole though.

Undeterred by the news he’s pledged to continue his quest, and Nando’s has said that that if he manages to visit all 900 branches they’ll honour the original offer and give him the coveted black card.

Fair play.

Poole is focusing first on the UK restaurants, and is then planning to move on to Australia, where he’ll eat Nando’s for every meal, completing his chicken odyssey around the country in around 40 days, reports The Independent.

His most recent trip was to Nando’s in Stroud Green in London yesterday, where he took his traditional photo featuring his trademark Nando’s pose.

Saturday 09/11/13 04:34pm @NandosUK #nandos STROUD GREEN w/ @swissraf Chicken Pitta Extra Hot Cheese Pineapple Avocado 1/4 Chicken Peri Tamer and Hot Leg £1.75 Used a Green and Orange Chilli from Loyalty Card PLACE: Table 17. The Stroud Green 'dos proudly proclaims to be Halal compatible right on it's front door. I was interested to see if this would affect the taste. The actual 'straunt is quite small and feels like one from the late 90s, before the popularity of the chain really kicked in. The decor is standard for that era of Nando's but the aspect that I found interesting was the thick Spanish villa-esque walls and large arched windows. Perhaps this building use to be a luxury villa or hotel. We sat in a cramped archway that was probably not originally a table-zone but I presume they have had to install more tables as the population of Nandolovers in North London continues to exponentially rise. There is an outdoor alfescdo area that looks quite nice but it was raining so I didn't fully test it out. 6/10 SERVICE: Host- Eusebio. What an incredible nandoca. This till transaction will be pivotal for me as Eusebio asked me the following Why don't you try having peri-tamer and hot AT THE SAME TIME? Everyone who works here gets that and the sweet BBQ taste coupled with the spiciness is heaven. Trust me, I'm a Nando's insider I couldn't turn down a recommendation like that could I? He also helped me get my meal down to £1.75 by fully utilising the chillies that had accrued on my e-loyalty card- 9/10 PART 2 IN NEXT COMMENT Source: nandoschallenge

His dedicated Instagram page is a testament to his commitment:

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Admittedly, Poole’s quest so far seems to have been fairly limited to London branches of Nando’s, but he has said that he his determined to see the challenge through.

He told DailyEdge.ie that he’s visited one of Nando’s 12 Irish restaurants, but that it was “off challenge” and therefore doesn’t count.

Godspeed Christopher. Godspeed.

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