Nando’s was founded in 1987 and today has more than 1,000 locations in a whopping 35 countries.Wherever you travel, it seems as if as outlet isn’t too far off. The PERi-PERi is the heart and soul of Nando’s. For centuries the people of Southeast Africa have used PERi-PERi to bring fire to their food.
It is in Mozambique’s rich soil and blistering sunshine that the African Bird’s Eye Chilli grows into its fiery best. When Portuguese explorers arrived there, they were enchanted by its flavour. They added a squeeze of lemon and a kick of garlic and turned PERi-PERi into a very well-travelled spice. Which is how, many years later it ended up in Rosettenville, Johannesburg.