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In chain restaurants like Nando’s, nobody knows who we are—maybe that’s why we love them

The Independent Group's decision to be photographed at Nando's seemed designed to make people angry. But then again, a lot of us have very specific feelings about fundamentally bland restaurants

By Megan Nolan  

General view of a Nando's branch in central London. Photo: PA

Group pictures are usually taken at a celebratory meal, with everyone sat in front of the remnants of their food and with the dregs of their drinking all around. Like many other people, my go-to pose in this situation is to seize onto my near-empty glass or my plate of curry and tilt it enticingly toward the camera with a pleading look of manic good cheer. Look, the pose says with merry desperation, we are celebrating—and here are…

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