Nandos chain chicken restaurant, world renowned for its Afro Portuguese peri peri flame grilled chicken, has spread its wings, and now peri peri fans have a place where they can tantalise their taste buds with the opening of its first outlet in Jwaneng, bringing to eleven, the number of Nandos outlets across the country.
The store will employ thirty people.
Welcoming the guests, Jwaneng deputy mayor, Obed Monkge said the Nandos chicken brand started in South Africa in 1987 and was brought to Botswana in 1993.
He revealed that Nandos rights are available for Batswana to purchase from the franchise owner and encouraged them to venture into this business.
Mr Monkge urged management of the store to adhere to labour laws and to always have the welfare of the employees at heart.
“Jwaneng town is fast developing and the opening of Nandos came at the right time. Currently, with the Jwaneng Cut 8 project, one is assured of a market. In addition to the location of the restaurant next to our state of the art bus rank, it offers an opportunity for good business.”
Nandos Botswana Brand Manager, Simiso Ncube, who was amongst the dignitaries, said in an interview that they were “excited to be extending our peri peri heart and passion to this town’.
“Nandos is a healthier alternative serving A-grade flame grilled peri peri chicken since eighteen years ago when our first restaurant opened in African Mall,” said Ncube. “We trust that we will change the way the Jwaneng community thinks about chicken. Nandos is a humble brand with humble beginnings now in all continents of the world.”
The Finance Director, Mr Kuma, thanked guests as well as the landlord of the premises for attending.
“Because of his effort, the Nandos cockerel can now give a wake-up call every morning to everyone in this town. Your taste buds will be nourished by the Nandos flavor,” he said.