Nando's is the home of legendary, Portuguese, flame-grilled, Peri-Peri Chicken. Nando's was born in 1987 in South Africa, although the tale of Nando’s and our inspirational Peri-Peri takes us back much further in time. From this humble beginnings, Nando's Restaurants have now opened in 34 countries on five continents around the world, launching its first American location in Washington, DC at 7th Street in Chinatown in July 2008. It isn’t just good luck that has helped fan the Nando’s flame.
What is peri peri? Way back in the 15th Century, in the rich soils and intense heat of Southern Africa, our Portuguese forefathers made a monumentally important discovery – the African Birds Eye Chilli.
Known as Peri-Peri, this fiery little customer is added to special herbs and spices to give our Nando’s original Peri-Peri sauce its unique flavour. The exact recipe remains a closely guarded family secret handed down from generation to generation.
Peri-Peri gives your taste buds an extreme work-out and contains no preservatives, no colourants or artificial flavours so it’s totally natural and healthy. Peri-Peri helps reduce cholesterol and is rich in vitamins A and C. What's more, it's reputed to be an aphrodisiac. Hot stuff in more ways than one!