Nando’s, the world-famous South African-Portuguese restaurant chain known for its great service and flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken, is continuing to make an impact on the UAE’s international F&B scene with the re-opening of its popular Al Ain Casa.
The re-launch of the Al Ain Mall-based venue, which comes after the completion of extensive interior design, layout and decorative works, heralds the beginning of a busy year for the international restaurant company.
George Kunnappally, Managing Director for Nando’s UAE said: “Nando’s Al Ain Casa is a key part of our nationwide UAE operations and we are very proud of the work that has gone in to it during 2018 – allowing it to open for business right at the start of 2019.
“We are committed to the vibrant food and beverage scene in the UAE and Nando’s has a rich history in the country. We look forward to many years of success by really bringing the very best of Nando’s to the market and our customers, both those who have been with us for a long time and those who are discovering Nando’s for the very first time.”
Nando’s range of PERi-PERi flavours has seen the chain become a firm favourite on the UAE’s family dining scene while also attracting increasing numbers of customers from the rapidly growing youth segment.
In the 17 years since Nando’s opened its first Casa in the UAE the company has continuously expanded year on year, with 22 restaurants now operating across the country in locations including Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Sharjah, Al Ain and Abu Dhabi.
As well as serving customers at some of the UAE’s most popular malls and at standalone restaurants in busy residential communities, Nando’s also offers a full menu of delivery options from its dedicated call centre and partnerships with leading food delivery apps.
The first Nando’s restaurant opened its doors in 1987 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Since then, the Nando’s flame has spread to 1,200 restaurants in 23 countries on five continents. Nando’s is known worldwide for its succulent PERi-PERi chicken, marinated for 24 hours, flame-grilled to perfection, and basted to the customer’s preferred flavour and spice. It’s equally renowned for its spicy PERi-PERi, the Bird’s Eye chilli pepper that indigenous Africans introduced to the Portuguese centuries ago.