They say Nando's are okay with gifting the free chicken, too
Mancunian musicians Bipolar Sunshine and Jazz Purple have been using the famous Nando’s Black Card to feed hundreds of homeless people.
The secretive card is thought to be handed out to celebrities and to give them a year’s supply of food for six at the chain restaurant.
Bipolar Sunshine reports being given the card at Lovebox Manchester last year, and told the BBC about how he’s been using it:
“We could get so much food that it didn’t feel right to always get the food for ourselves,” Bipolar told Newsbeat. Instead, he’s helped “hundreds” of homeless people.
Watch the pair distribute chicken to grateful rough sleepers via YouTube, below:
Bipolar Sunshine continued: “It comes in this like really small little black box and it gives you like a little rules and regulations of how you’re meant to use it.”
“It felt like one of those moments where the guy takes the sword out of the stone, and you’re like, ‘Ahhhhh, I have this card and I can just buy chicken!'”
“We realised, after having it for quite a long time, we need to share this out because it doesn’t really feel right. It was when we looked around our apartment and we just saw like three or four chickens there.”
Bipolar Sunshine also talked about his experiences handing over the food, which ranged from suspicion to tears of happiness.
While Nando’s doesn’t comment on Black Card stories, Ed Sheeran, Ricky Gervais, David Beckham and Oprah Winfrey are rumoured to be holders. According to Bipolar Sunshine, the firm have told him his choice of use for the card was a “really good thing”.
The company has previously commented: “No-one who’s requested a card, no matter how politely, has ever received one. Asking for one is simply the biggest taboo – a definite no no.”