Nando’s to Give Away Free Chicken at 4:20 Because Weed Jokes Are Easy

Stave off the first-day munchies with gratis flame-broiled poultry.
Nando’s to Give Away Free Chicken at 4:20 Because Weed Jokes Are Easy

The best sauce to use on your chicken at Nando’s Peri-Peri is the lemon and herb.

Today between 4:20 and 5:20 PM, the Portuguese-by-way-of-South-Africa chicken chain’s four DC locations are running a promotion in celebration of a different kind of herb: Any dine-in customer will receive a complimentary quarter chicken, sandwich, pita, or wrap. If the timing doesn’t make it obvious, this is how Nando’s is applauding the District’s new legalization of marijuana.

Everything else on the menu, including sides, will be regular price. And remember to leave the pot at home—Initiative 71 only allows consumption in private residences, not places of business or other public venues.

The restaurant boasts today that “where there’s smoke, there’s fire.” While the chain won’t be offering free pot as one of the sides, it’s safe to assume the people rushing over to Nando’s later this afternoon will find it easier than ever to satisfy their other craving.

Whether or not you’re planning on a post-poultry blunt, free meals from Nando’s should attract the hordes. This is, after all, the chicken that only yesterday inspired Kanye West to stand up on a table at one of the company’s many London joints.

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