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Red Rooster uses actor from old Nando’s ads in new campaign for Hawaiian Pack

Red Rooster ad star

Nando's ad star

Red Rooster has launched an ad that uses the same actor who starred in ads for rival fast food chicken chain Nando’s three years ago.

The new ad, created by 303Lowe Perth, features a big-haired character sitting through a focus group, who suggests there is not enough fried tropical fruit on the Red Rooster menu.

The ad promotes the return of Red Rooster’s Hawaiian Pack meal offer.

The ad comes three years after Nando’s launched a series of ads to find Australia’s favourite chicken – which also featured Melbourne-based actor Hernan Palacio playing a big-haired Latino character.

Red Rooster was unavailable for comment, while 303Lowe Perth avoided Mumbrella’s calls and emails.

Nando’s marketing director Kim Russell declined to comment.

Palacio confirmed he was in both ads and has not appeared in any other commercials.

Besides acting, Palacio runs a restaurant in Melbourne called Señor BBQ.

Hernan Palacio at his restaurant in Melbourne, Señor BBQ

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