FAQ’s

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To help you find what you’re looking for, we’ve prepared a nifty list of answers to the questions we’re most often asked about.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please visit the Nando’s website in your country or get in touch with us via the ‘contact us’ section.

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How can I get in touch with Nando’s in my country?

Easy! To get in touch, visit your country website where you’ll find a ‘contact us’ section.

Want to compliment, complain or make a suggestion?

Whether you just feel like saying hello, have something to rave about or if something wasn’t quite right, we’d love to hear from you. Simply visit your country website where you’ll find a ‘contact us’ section.

How can I become a Nando’s franchisee?

Only Nando’s in South Africa and Australia offer franchises. Please go to Nando's worldwide section and visit the country website for info, as we’re unable to respond to franchise enquiries made through this website.

How can I get a job at Nando’s?

We’re always looking for people who share our passion for PERi-PERi. The best way to find out about vacancies, is to contact your nearest Nando’s restaurant or to visit your local Nando’s website.

Does Nando’s get involved in sponsorship?

We’re always getting involved in community activities, so if you’ve got something planned and are looking for sponsorship, tell us about it! Simply visit your local website where you’ll find a ‘contact us’ section.

What music do you play in your restaurants?

The music we play reminds us of our Afro-Portuguese heritage and it brings the warmth and sunshine of Africa into our restaurants. If you’d like to take some home, then try:

  • Los Sitio Asere by Afro Cuban All Starts
  • Mexe Mexe by Kompass
  • Boas Festas by Luis Morais
  • Sabine Largam by Cesaria Evora
  • Garota De Impanema by Ituana
  • Samba de Verao by Marcos Valle
  • Ndakuvara by Oliver Mtukddzi
  • Amanece el Nuevo Ano by Polo Montanez
  • Mas Que Nada by Miriam Makeba
  • El Reloj de Pastora by Sierra Maestra
You may also want to visit www.putumayo.com where you’ll find compilation CD's called Samba Bossa Nova and Nuevo Latino.

Are Nando’s sauces available all over the world?

We’re trying as hard as we can to get Nando’s sauces sold in supermarkets all over the world. But, we’re not quite there yet. If your local supermarket doesn’t stock Nando’s PERi-PERi sauces, they’re available from our restaurants.

Nando’s bites

Chillies are classified as fruit, but when harvested green, vegetables and harvested ripe, a spice! Huh?! At Nando’s we just call them addictive!

The first Nando’s restaurant to welcome in a new day is in Fiji. So if you’re desperate for a PERi-PERi fix, you know where to go.

Want to get a stadium full of mates together for a Nando’s feast? Head to our biggest restaurant in Westfield Stratford in London.

The heat of a chilli depends on the amount of capsaicin it contains. Capsaicin is the hot stuff that gives chillies their bite.

If you’re going on an expedition to the North or South Pole, your last stops to fuel up on PERi-PERi are Aberdeen in Scotland and Queenstown in New Zealand!

The northern-most Nando’s restaurant is in Aberdeen, Scotland, where in the winter it’s between -1°C to 8°C. Nothing like PERi-PERi to warm up.

In 2010, we were proud that Nando’s was named best big company to work for in the UK. We reckon it could be because we’re like one big family!

Patrão. Portuguese for ‘Head of the House’. At Nando’s, each restaurant manager is the head of their casa, so we call them Patrãos.

In 2010 we were super proud to win Restaurateur of the Year in the UK. Thanks Nando’s fans, we couldn’t have done it without you!

The word PERi-PERi or Pili-Pili is Swahili for the African Bird’s Eye Chilli. At Nando’s we reckon it was named twice because it tastes so nice!

Nando’s was the 1st South African high street retail brand to go global across 5 continents. (The Portuguese explorers’ influence is in our blood!)

In 2010, we were listed as an Ad Age International Top 30 Global Marketing Brand. To think that our cheeky ads started because of small budgets.

Nando’s restaurants in the UK are home to around 3,000 pieces of South African art. That’s about 2 500 more than Tate Britain’s total display!

Nando’s is believed to have the world’s largest contemporary South African art collection. We love it as it reminds us of our roots.

Don’t want to look too far for your Nando’s fix? Then make sure you’re in Melbourne – the city with the most Nando’s restaurants in the world.

The Nando’s restaurants closest to the equator are in Singapore. Who would have thought that Nando’s could make that part of the world hotter!

In 1912, an American scientist, Wilbur Scoville invented the Scoville scale to measure a chilli’s heat. At Nando’s we use the PERi-ometer.

Our biggest artwork was made in Cape Town and installed at Nando’s Kings Cross in London. At 3 x 18m, the award-winning mosaic weighs two tonnes.

Our very first restaurant opened in 1987 in Rosettenville, a suburb of Johannesburg in South Africa. It’s still there to this day.

Nando’s has strong African and Portuguese influences. We call it Afro-Portuguese, and it’s expressed in our restaurant designs and our food.

Minha casa è sua casa - Portuguese for ‘my home is your home’. We call our restaurants ‘casas’, because we like to make everyone feel at home.

In the hot sauce category, Nando’s is rated Number 1 in the UK and South Africa. Thanks fans for giving us this tasty accolade!

The biggest office block in the world is The Pentagon in Washington DC. Nando’s Arlington Row close by, keeps people that work there fired up!

Escudo. Portuguese for ‘shield’ and the Nando’s seal of quality. You’ll find the Escudo on our packaging and in our restaurants.

Our marinades and basting sauces are made from 100% natural ingredients. So NO added preservatives, MSG, flavourants or colourants.

If you want to look up at the tallest building in the world while enjoying your PERi-PERi fix, visit Dubai where you can look skywards at The Burj.

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We’ve prepared a nifty list of answers to the questions we’re most often asked about. Simply scroll up to check it out.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please visit the Nando’s website in your country.

Interested in becoming a franchisee?

Nando's only offers franchises in South Africa and Australia, so if you’re from either of these countries, please visit the country website, as we’re unable to respond to franchise enquiries via this website.

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