Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Nando’s Peri-Peri will open its doors in downtown Silver Spring, MD September 15th

Nando’s Peri-Peri Silver Spring opens Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 at 924 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910. The restaurant will be open seven days a week, Sunday through Thursday from 11:30am to 10:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 11:30am to 11pm. For more information or to place carryout orders, call 301-588-7280 or visit

Here is a fact - sheet provided by Nando's

Nando’s Peri-Peri Fact Sheet


What is Peri-Peri?  The word “Peri-Peri” is the Portuguese name for the Bird's Eye Chilli, which was discovered in Southern Africa and later introduced to the Portuguese settlers. The settlers quickly fell in love with the flavor and its enormously positive effect on the libido, and began experimenting with the Peri-Peri spice in a variety of exotic dishes, including chicken. By blending the spice with other natural ingredients - like herbs, spices, lemons and vinegar - they created their own secret blends of Peri-Peri which was passed down through generations. Today, Nando’s Peri-Peri restaurant makes Peri-Peri the same way the Portuguese explorers did in the 14th century.


Menu                           Nando’s Peri-Peri prides themselves on legendary Afro-Portuguese Flame-Grilled Chicken. Always fresh, never frozen, A-grade chickens are butterfly-cut and marinated in a top-secret Nando’s marinade for a full 24 hours to ensure an explosive flavor. The legendary Peri-Peri chicken is flame-grilled right in front of you and basted thoroughly with your choice of sauce in four different heat levels: Lemon and Herb for beginners and sensitive palates, medium, hot and extra hot for chili enthusiasts.  Nando’s Peri-Peri also offers a kid-friendly sweet and tangy sauce.


In addition to the signature Peri-Peri chicken dishes, tasty menu complements include sandwiches, wraps and pitas, vegetarian options and fresh salads. Appetizers and side dishes include Peri-Peri nuts, Hummus and pita, fries, corn on the cob, redskin mashed potatoes, green peas and spicy rice.  Menu choices include individual meals and a number of platters designed for sharing family style. The menu also includes an extensive list of award winning Portuguese and South African wines, as well as Portuguese beer.


Fast Casual Dining   At Nando’s Peri-Peri, customers can experience fast casual dining without sacrificing quality and taste.  Guests are greeted at the door by a friendly, upbeat host/ess and escorted to the best available table.  After reviewing the menu and making their selections, guests are directed to the counter, where they can place their order and pay for their meal.  After helping themselves to cutlery, plates, sauces and beverages, guests return to their seat.  The food is then freshly prepared and served by a Nandoca (member of the Nando’s staff). The relaxed, informal atmosphere encourages casual dining with friends and family.  Carryout is also available.


History                      Robert Brozin and his good friend Fernando Duarte, opened the very first Nando’s Peri-Peri restaurant in 1987, in small suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. Since then, Nando’s Peri-Peri has been thrilling taste buds with its signature flame-grilled chicken across the globe, with locations in England, Ireland, Australia, Malaysia, Canada, the Middle East, and now in the United States. There are currently over 850 Nando’s Peri-Peri restaurants in 34 countries.


Décor               The Afro-Portuguese inspired interior features a contemporary style with leather upholstered booths and banquettes. Impressive design features include stunning custom-made lighting and original African artwork.  Customers can observe the food preparation and enjoy a flame grilling exhibition from the open air kitchen.

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