After making its U.S. debut in Washington, D.C., the Portuguese-spiced chicken chain has been growing a root system in Chicago this past year, where it now has six locations. With each opening, Nando’s invites locals in for a housewarming, with proceeds going to a local charity. The global brand, which originated in South Africa, also has revamped its menu, adding items such as a chicken thigh sandwich, a quinoa salad, chicken skewers and roasted vegetables.
|2015 Systemwide Sales||$44,000,000|
|% Change in Sales||32.5%|
|2015 U.S. Units||28|
|% Change in Units||40.0%|
|2015 Average Unit Volume||$1,950,000|
|% Change in AUV||2.9%|
|Future 50 Year||2016|