10 Things You Didn’t Know About Nando’s

This chicken chain is insanely popular in the UK
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If you live in the U.S. and you haven’t heard of Nando’s, you can be forgiven. But if you live in the U.K. it’s inexcusable: This international chain is absolutely beloved there, with nearly 300 locations. There are only about 40 in the U.S. and 30 of them are clustered in the Washington, D.C., area.

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But Nando’s is definitely a chain worth knowing about, especially if you’re a fan of grilled chicken. In fact, when Prince William admitted that he’d tried it and loved it, the news caused a huge stir across the pond. The South Africa-based chain was founded in 1987 and today has more than 1,000 locations in a whopping 35 countries; in the United States, beside the majority around our nation's capital, there are 12 locations in the Chicago area. But wherever you travel, it seems as if a Nando’s isn’t too far off; locations are as far-flung as New Zealand, Singapore, Pakistan, and Namibia.

So what makes Nando’s so special? Its signature marinated and grilled chicken, of course, but also its wide variety of salads, vegetarian options, and sides like garlic bread, Portuguese rice, and stellar fries.


So if you see a Nando’s open up in your neck of the woods, we suggest you drop by and see what this global phenomenon is all about. In the meantime, check out these 10 facts you may not know about Nando's.