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Nando's coming to Sittingbourne

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Nando’s the South African restaurant known for its flamed grilled PERi-PERi chicken has been revealed as the latest big name to sign up for the Spirit of Sittingbourne leisure quarter, with construction currently scheduled to start in early September and potentially opening in the autumn of 2019.

Sittingbourne residents will be spoilt for choice, with Nando’s and its signature PERi-PERi dishes, opening next door to Pizza Express. This is the third big name to sign up to the scheme, along with Wildwood and Pizza Express and there is an expectation of an announcement of a fourth very shortly. 

Cllr Andrew Bowles, Leader of Swale Borough Council said:

“Nando’s signing up for the new leisure quarter is another confirmation of confidence in the Spirit of Sittingbourne regeneration programme, which has seen the Council under my leadership invest in Sittingbourne’s future. We all look forward to Nando’s opening, but there’s disagreement in the Cabinet on which PERi-PERii sauce we can handle!’

Richard Upton, Deputy CEO at U+I said:

“We are delighted to have Nando’s onboard and to be powering ahead with work in Sittingbourne. The multi-million-pound investment will soon be delivering many benefits including; popular shops, a hotel, cinema, six restaurants and hundreds of new jobs. Local people can look forward to having the evening attractions Sittingbourne deserves on the doorstep and the quality restaurant and leisure offer will attract new visitors to the town centre.”

Andy Hudson


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Well, I did rely on the press release and Nando's do use the phrase "legendary, Portuguese flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken" on their website, however, the company was founded in 1987 in Johannesburg, South Africa so I guess that either is correct.

Thank you for pointing this out, I didn't know until I looked it up.
Comment by Andy Hudson on 02 Jun 2018
Nando's is Portuguese, not South African
Comment by Louise on 02 Jun 2018
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