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.

LocationWashington, D.C.
2015 Systemwide Sales ($000)$44,000,000
YOY Sales Change32.5%
2015 U.S. Units28
YOY Unit Change40.0%
2015 Average Unit Volume ($000)$1,950,000
Future 50 Year2016

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