The Nando’s story begins in 1987, when Fernando Duarte invited his friend, entrepreneur Robbie Brozin, to sample the signature peri-peri marinated chicken at a restaurant in Rosettenville. It was love at first bite. The two joined forces and purchased the restaurant. Their focus was sourcing fresh local ingredients as well as the peri-peri sauces that would become the centrepiece of the restaurant chain they named Nando’s, after founding member Fernando. Within a few years they had four outlets, 3 locally and one in Portugal.
The first Nando’s to open its doors to the people of Zimbabwe was the flagship store in Avondale, Harare, in 1995. After a revamp in 2011 it remains one of Simbisa’s most popular outlets, with a large, devoted and loyal customer base. Nando’s is famous for more than just its legendary chicken and delicious range of peri-peri sauces, it’s also where you’ll be met with a warm welcome and invited to make yourself at home. Each outlet has its own unique design, all incorporating earthy textures and colours, elements that hark back to our Afro-Portugese roots. Many outlets even feature original South African works of art and design accents. The mood is set with cool Afro-Luso beats and friendly staff, all of which set the backdrop to an unforgettable dining experience where the highlight is our legendary flame-grilled chicken, served on beautiful high-quality crockery. We invite one and all to join our table for a sizzling experience. The one thing we love as much as delicious peri-peri chicken is big, happy gatherings.