The restaurant was established in 1987 in the Johannesburg suburb Rosettenville when Portuguese-born audio engineer Fernando Duarte took his business owner friend Robert Brozin to a Portuguese takeaway called Chickenland for a dish. After attempting the poultry with piri piri, they got the dining establishment for about 80,000 rand (matching of regarding ₤ 25,000 at the time). They relabelled the restaurant Nando’s after Fernando’s initial born kid. After 2 years the dining establishment had 4 outlets, three in Johannesburg as well as one in Portugal. Since 2017 there mored than 1,000 Nando’s branches in 35 nations.
In 2010, Marketing Age magazine named Nando’s among the globe’s top 30 best advertising brands along with Tato Nano, MTN as well as Natura. Since July 2014, the Nando’s restaurant group is ultimately owned by South African business person Cock Enthoven as well as his household. Enthoven’s son, Robby Enthoven, was accountable for expanding the Nando’s chain in the UK.
Nando’s opened its first UK restaurant in 1992 in the west London residential areas of Ealing as well as Earls Court, initially concentrating on takeaway food. The UK arm, owned by the Enthoven household using a personal equity company, battled till chairman Prick Enthoven put his son Robert in control. The emphasis after that relocated from takeaways to a combined service (counter ordering and table solution) version.  Branches likewise selected specific layout as well as decoration to move far from a restaurant-chain picture. The business employs around 8,000 staff in the UK as well as, since 2013, had over 280 branches in Wonderful Britain and also Northern Ireland, with some 60 being halal.
In 2010, Nando’s UK won the Sunday Times’s ideal location to function award in the large company category. Its sauces and also marinades were also retailed in UK grocery stores.
Nando’s claims to have the largest collection of South African art in the UK, with over 5,000 works presented in dining establishments; original art work are commissioned by the firm.
Nando’s takeaway could also be bought on the internet and by phone to be accumulated in shop. Nando’s takeaway has actually also increased into distribution in some places.