|Nando's most ordered dish. the grilled chicken.|
ALEXANDRIA, VA. - Their chicken is all the rage from Africa to Annapolis, with 850 locations open worldwide. One movie star apparently orders up their grilled chicken delicacies to take on their private jet.
Now, Nando's Peri Peri, the flame-grilled Portuguese chicken restaurant, is expanding to Virginia, CityBizList reports, with new locations this summer in Old Town and Pentagon Row.
A new location at Pentagon Row is expected to open on June 13. Later this summer, Nando's Peri Peri plans to open its second Virginia location in Old Town Alexandria.
|The sign for Nando's Peri-Peri restaurant in|
the District, at 819 7th Street. Nando's serves
African-Portuguese food, specializing in grilled
chicken with a special spicy sauce.
These openings mark the beginning of an East Coast expansion, and the company says it is close to announcing several new leases.
Nando's made its U.S. debut in 2008, when it opened its first US location on 7th Street in Washington, DC's Chinatown. Since then, Nando's has gone on to open six additional locations based in and around the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, including Dupont Circle, Silver Spring, Annapolis, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, and the National Harbor.
The first Nando's Peri Peri opened its doors in 1987 outside of Johannesburg, South Africa. Since then, Nando's Peri Peri has opened restaurants in 34 countries and five continents. Today, it has over 850 restaurants located around the world.
In honor of its new home in Virginia, spokesperson Kira Bates said that Nando's Peri Peri will offer Nando's USA Facebook fans the chance to win prizes. To kick off this campaign, Nando's Peri Peri will offer Nando's USA Facebook fans the chance to win tickets to the sold out One Direction concert at the Patriot Center on Thursday, May 24th.
To be eligible for the tickets, Nando's American Facebook fans have to complete a sentence posted on the restaurant's Facebook page. The person whose sentence receives the most number of likes will be awarded two tickets to next week's concert.
In order for Likes to count, voters must already Like Nando's USA on Facebook.
Each month the restaurant will announce a new competition. Future prizes include movie tickets; happyhour pitchers of sangria; gift certificates to Pentagon Row's Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa; Potomac Riverboat Companytours, and tickets to Wolf Trap.