Nando's expands menu
Dubai, January 6, 2008
In a significant initiative aimed at catering to diverse tastes, Nando’s has expanded its Afro-Portuguese flavour to include other meat varieties like lamb and beef.
Nando's is a pioneering name in fast casual dining with a chain of Peri-Peri chicken restaurants in the UAE and abroad.
Commenting on the expanded new menu, Nando’s CEO Suhail Gidwani said it will also add more inspiring options for vegetarians to its menu.
Gidwani said Nando’s chain of 600 restaurants across 32 countries, including four in the UAE, have been serving the world with chicken dishes for approximately two decades.
'Now with our expanded menu we want to broaden our reach to include all meat-lovers across the globe. Nando’s new menu includes appetizing meat and vegetarian dishes like Lamb Espetada, Beef Trinchado, Gourmet Veggie Pita besides other all-time favorites.'
'Other titillating delights on our new menu include ‘Appeteasers’ like Peri-Peri Hommous and Chilled Cucumber Sticks with Yoghurt Dip. Significantly we also plan to open more restaurants in the UAE,” he added.
Reflecting the immense popularity of the tantalising flavour of Nando’s cuisine and the wide recognition gained by the restaurant chain in the UAE as a casual dining destination, the group boasts of outlets in Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Ghurair Centre and The Greens in Dubai and Qanat Al Qasba in Sharjah.
The Peri-Peri recipes with which diners identify Nando's restaurants, has been passed down from generation to generation in a combination of old-world mystery and fiercely guarded secrets.
It traces it origins to the tiny Johannesburg suburb of Rosettenville in South Africa in 1987, where a 27-year-old Robert Brozin visited his friend Fernando to sample the unique Portuguese style chicken. That 'love at first taste' inspired the friends to launch Nando's, which has over a period of time become one of the world's most talked about food brand.
Respecting local customs and traditions, Nando’s uses only fresh, A-grade halal chicken, which is then butterfly cut and marinated for 24 hours using a top-secret age-old recipe that ensures that the flavor penetrates right to the bone, he said.
'This chicken is then flame-grilled and thoroughly basted with Nando's ravingly famous flavours - lemon and herb, mild, hot and extra hot peri-peri, a native African chilli-flavoured sauce,' said Gidwani.
'The meal is considered healthy because the fat is trimmed and the chicken is not fried. Nando's offers the health-conscious consumer the convenience of getting healthy and tasty food fast,' he said. - TradeArabia News Service