Nando's offers diners a relaxed atmosphere, friendly service, and delicious food! The restaurant gets its chickens locally, making sure it is delivered fresh and never frozen. Nando's then marinates it for 24-hours, in a marinade that does not contain preservatives, colourants or artificial flavours. From the famous Nando's Peri-Peri chicken to fresh and simple salads, sides and desserts, Nando's guarantees you to have an exceptional dining experience. About Nando's In 1987, Robert and his friend Fernando (Nando for short) discovered a restaurant called Chickenland just south of Johannesburg in South Africa. The restaurant cooked authentic Portuguese flame-grilled chicken, combining the fire and flavour of Peri-Peri with chicken grilled on an open flame. The two friends bought the restaurant and changed its name to Nando's. The first of many Nando's restaurants was born.