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Hall-ding out for a Hero

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

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Heading to uni this year? Have we got news for you!

As well as spicing up Freshers’ Fayes across the UK and Ireland with our awesome new ‘Friends with Benefits’ game, handing out Nando’s freebies by the boatload and making new mates (more on that later), we’re giving some of you an Extra Hot treat to enjoy before you’ve even thought about unpacking your Twilight duvet and freshly mum-laundered smalls.

So skip the small talk when you get to halls because we’ve got 30 of the tastiest ice-breakers ready to dish out. Become a Halls Hero and we’ll treat you and everyone you live with to a free Nando’s feast to get to know each other over – making you the stuff of legend the second you step through the door!

So if you fancy being everyone’s best friend from the word go, just tell us about your first Nando’s experience in the comments below and we’ll pick 30 winners at random on 31st Oct 2014.

Terms & Conditions apply:
1. We’ll select 30 winners from the comments on this blog post at 5pm on 31st Oct 2014.
2. The winners will be selected at random and notified via email by 5pm 1st November.
3. The prize includes 10 vouchers, redeemably in Nando’s for 1x combo meal and drink only.
4. All entrants must be students and must be able to prove so with a valid student ID.
5. The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes.
6. Winners that we can’t contact within 2 working days by reasonable means to get their postal address to send out their prize will lose their entitlement.
7. Nando’s accepts no responsibility for any damage, lose, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered to you or any other person’s as a result of entering the prize draw or accepting the prize.

Students, looking for friends with benefits?

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

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As you embark on what may just be the best years of your life, we’ll be there to turn up the heat and add some flavour to your University experience!

How, you say? We’ll be at Freshers’ Fayres across the UK and Ireland daring you to take on our special ‘Friends with Benefits’ game. Plucky freshers’ will get the opportunity to take on our ‘Friends with Benefits’ wheel and challenges for the chance to get their hands on all kinds of goodies, ranging from PERi-PERi chicken, vouchers, Nando’s crisps and so much more. And in true Nando’s style, everyone will walk away with something. That’s how friends with benefit’s works!

We’ll be firing up our Freshers’ Fayres tour at Dundee University and then it’s on the road to the rest of the UK and Ireland.

To make sure you don’t miss us, check out the list below to see where else we’ll be:

06.09.14
Dundee University
St Andrews University

09.09.14
University of Derby

10.09.14
Salisbury College

11.09.14
Regents College
Newcastle University (Gateshead halls)
Edinburgh University
Edinburgh Napier University

12.09.14
Winchester University
Goldsmiths University
Canterbury Christchurch
Kent University
West Thames College
Redditch College
Aston University
Wolverhampton University
West Brom College
Birmingham University
Glasgow University
Royal Vetinary College

15.09.14
Lincoln University
West Herts College

16.09.14
Brunel University
The University of South Wales*
Preston University
Manchester University
Manchester Met University
Oxford Brookes
Trinity University

17.09.14
University of Portsmouth
Southbank University
Hartbury College
Anglia Ruskin University
Bradford University
The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Queen Mary University

18.09.14
Kings College London
University of Gloucestershire
Westminster Uni (Cavendish campus)
Newham College

19.09.14
UWE
Bristol University
Greenwich University
St Mary’s (Twickenham)
Westminster University (Harrow campus)
UWL

20.09.14
University of Bath
Bath Spa University
Aberdeen University

21.09.14
University of Exeter
UCA University of Arts Epsom
Newcastle University

22.09.14
St George’s University
University of Sheffield
Sheffield Hallam University
University Campus Suffolk
University of East Anglia
University of Northampton
University of Cardiff
Huddersfield University
University of Leeds
Leeds Metropolitan University
University of Cumbria
Wrexham University
Middlesex University
UEA

23.09.14
University of Plymouth
Worcester University
Royal Holloway
University of Reading
University of Derry

24.09.14
West Sussex University
University of Kent
Swansea University
City University London
Buckinghamshire New University

25.09.14
Coventry University

26.09.14
Nottingham Trent University
University of Nottingham

27.09.14
Bournemouth University
Warwick University
Teesside University
UCL
University of Hertfordshire
University of Bedfordshire

29.09.14
University of Brighton
University of the Arts of London
University of Leicester
De Montfort University
Ulster University

01.10.14
Colchester Institute
University of Essex
Durham University
University of Chester

02.10.14
LSE
Middlesex University
03.10.14
Surrey University

06.10.14
University of Bedfordshire
And last but not least…

07.10.14
Imperial University
University of Cambridge

We’ll be adding more dates to this list very soon, so make sure you check back to see if your Uni gets added to the list.

And don’t worry if your University isn’t on the list – you can still get involved in all the Freshers action online with our ‘Halls Hero’s’ competition. In the meantime, you can fulfil all PERi-PERi needs by making yourself acquainted with your nearest Nando’s restaurant here.

We hope you all have a fantastic Freshers’ Week and we’ll see you on the road!

Hatfield, it’s #NandosDash time!

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Say hello to the newly refurbed Nando's Hatfield
Hatfield, get ready to dust off those running shoes!

Because we get a real kick out of giving away free PERi-PERi chicken, today we’re putting on one of our infamous #NandosDash in our newly refurbed Hatfield restaurant.

If you haven’t heard of a #NandosDash before, we basically give away free PERi-PERi chicken for a set period of time on a randomly chosen day!

So what’s going down in Hatfield today?

Between 11:30am and 12:30pm, we’re giving away a free ¼ chicken, single pitta or burger to each of our fans*, on a first-come-first-served basis. You have to eat-in though, so make sure you get your dash on as there are a limited number of seats available (though we’ll try and accommodate as many of you as we can within the hour).
So what are you waiting for?

*Terms & Conditions: Only available between 11:30am and 12:30pm at Nando’s Hatfield restaurant on Thursday 7th August. One free ¼ chicken, single burger or pitta per person, on a first-come-first-served basis, eat-in only. You need to pay for any extras, including sides or drinks (only if you want them!).

Online Takeaway is here!

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

App, tap and away!
It’s now easier than ever to get your PERi-PERi fix through the Nando’s App or online!

Whether you want a quick bite to eat while out and about or are unable to face the kitchen when en route home from the office, Nando’s takeaway is on hand. To let the internet get you dinner, all you need to do is:

1. Simply download the Nando’s App and register your details – don’t worry – this is just a one off!

2. Place your order – you can also save your favourite Nando’s meal to make it super quick next time

3. Select your collection time and location – based on whatever suits you

4. It’s then time to pay for your order (by credit or debit card or PayPal) – this will make sure there’s no messing around when you pop in to pick up your takeaway

5. Collection is quick and easy. All you need to do when you arrive at the restaurant is say hello to the one of the team in a red shirt – they’ll be expecting you!

6. We will then take your order number and add the final touches to your food – any chips will be freshly made when you arrive, (which may take a couple of minutes.)

7. Once your chips are done, you’re good to go and enjoy your takeaway where ever you fancy it!

See, it’s that easy. App, tap and away!

Worth coming out for…

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

For the past five years we’ve dusted our feathers, put on our best party outfits and took Gay Pride by storm! And this year is going to be no different. We’re incredibly proud to announce we will be returning to shake our tail feathers throughout Pride 2014. We’ll be spreading the PERi-PERi love at 19 parades across the UK and Ireland in the months ahead.

UK
Blackpool – 14th June 2014
Newcastle- 18th June 2014
Edinburgh – 21st June 2014
Sheffield – 28th June 2014
London – 28th June 2014
Brentwood- 6th July 2014
Bristol – 12th July 2014
Newcastle – 18th, 19th and 20th July 2014
Norwich – 26th July 2014
Brighton – 2nd August 2014
Halifax – 3rd August 2014
Liverpool – 3rd August 2014
Glasgow – 10th August 2014
Wakefield – 10th August 2014
Cardiff – 16th August 2014
Manchester – 23rd August 2014
Leicester – 30th August 2014
Chester 4th October 2014

Ireland
Dublin- 28th June 2014
Belfast – 2nd August 2014

Feel free to say hello to our lovely Nandocas as they dance their way through your city sharing the Nando’s love and giving away all kinds of PERi-PERi goodness!

Nando’s Comedian of the Year 2014

Friday, June 13th, 2014

We’ve teamed up with the jokesters at Big Comedy UK to find the hottest new comedy talent!

Battling it out in various heats across the UK (Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle and Birmingham), we’ll be giving fresh comedy talent the chance to turn up the heat and deliver some serious LOLS in the name of charity. One winner will then be picked from each heat and invited to compete live at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. But only one will win the coveted title of “Nando’s New Comedian of the Year 2014″ PLUS a tasty Nando’s gift card worth £500 – that’s a lot of PERi-PERi!

Picking a winner from such a variety of tasty comedy talent will be no laughing matter – which is where you come in! Make sure you’re there to give us a helping hand and we’ll make sure there’s plenty of PERi-PERi to go around! So what are you waiting for, grab your tickets from the deets below:

The PERi (semi) Finals:

Newcastle, Tuesday 15 July
Doors open at 7:00pm
The Hyena Newcastle
17 Leazes Park Rd
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE1 4PF
Grab your tickets online here.

Manchester, Tuesday 22 July 2014
Doors open at 7:00pm
Frog and Bucket Manchester
102 Oldham St
Manchester
M4 1LJ
Grab your tickets online here.

The Final – WARNING! You might split your sides…

Edinburgh Fringe Final, Tuesday 12 August
Doors open at 7.30pm
The Community Project, Old Foundry Room.
Grab your tickets online here
Or via the Box Office: 0131 556 5375

#WingRoulette– winner winner chicken dinner!

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

You may have spotted that we’ve been a little busy with #WingRoulette here at Nando’s!

And if you’ve popped into your local Nando’s recently, you may have seen our #WingRoulette finger selfie napkins for everyone to get involved in the fun. We’ve been inundated with thousands of your finger selfies, ranging from superheroes, stars of music, film and TV right through to a photo bombing Keith Lemon finger selfie! We’ve loved them all and can’t thank you enough for sharing them with us!

After careful consideration and much debate (and plenty of PERi-PERi chicken of course!) we agreed that the winner had to be…

#WingRoulette– winner winner chicken dinner!

Congratulations to Marco Spacagna – we can’t image how much time it took to draw these!

And because we love spreading the #NandosLove, we’ve also picked 25 runners up who have been contacted via email or Twitter.
Once again, a big thank you to everyone who got involved!

Parklife Weekend Give Away!

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Parklife weekend 2014!

This year’s Parklife Weekender will see the legendary Snoop Dogg, A$AP Rocky, Disclosure and Foals descend on Manchester’s Heaton Park on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th June.

With a line up almost as infamous as our flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken, tickets are in short supply! But here’s some good news – we’ve got our wings on two pairs of VIP tickets to giveaway!

If that wasn’t enough to entice you, our fully fledged meals-on-wheels, the Cock-O-Van, will also be at the festival serving up your favourite Nando’s dishes all weekend! And being Nando’s, we’ve also got a few treats up our sleeves for festival goers, but all will be revealed at Parklife.

To be in with a chance to win, simply tell us the name of our new burger in the comments below. The two winners will then be drawn at random and contacted by email.

Terms and Conditions apply:
1. Competition closes at midday on June 3rd 2014.
2. The winners will be selected at random and notified via email by 5pm on June 3rd 2014.
3. The prize includes a pair of VIP tickets to Parklife on June 7th and June 8th and vouchers to be used at Nando’s Cock O Van at Parklife only.
4. Please note that accommodation and/or travel costs are the responsibility of the winner and not offered as part of the competition prize.
5. All entrants and their accompanying partner must be over 18 – ID may be required.
6. The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes.
7. Winners that we can’t contact within ten working days by reasonable means to get their postal address to send out their prize will lose their entitlement.
8. Nando’s accepts no responsibility for any damage, lose, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered to you or any other person’s as a result of entering the prize draw or accepting the prize.

We’ve shaken up our menu…

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Here's our new Afro Luso inspired menus

We know that some of you well-seasoned Nando’s fans haven’t looked at our menu in ages cos you know what you like and you like what you know. However, we also know that lots of you also like to have a little browse and are often tempted by our new dishes and delights. Well, we’ve shaken up our menu to include four tantalizing new items, including new boneless Chicken Thighs.

Set to delight any Nando’s fan, the new additions to the menu will also see the introduction of a flame-grilled Butterfly Burger and a fresh choice of unique drinks to keep you cool as the temperatures begin to rise.

The new dishes will be well at home alongside our other menu choices from Pittas and Platters to Beanie Burgers and Butterfly Breasts, all available in any of Nando’s world famous PERi-PERi spices.

Here’s a little more on the new dishes and drinks;

• Chicken Thighs – Succulent, flame kissed, bone-less thigh fillets that are sure to be a crowd pleaser for all PERi-PERi lovers

• The Butterfly Burger – The next big thing in burgers, flame grilled chicken breasts on a freshly baked Portugese roll

• Rubro – An instant thirst-quencher, a new range of sweet iced tea available in three flavors: Lemon, Peach and Berry

• Sagres Radler – A lemon infused lager, the perfect refreshing partner for any PERi-inspired meal

It’s not just the food and drink that’s had a makeover, we’ve also spiced up our menu covers with two new fresh and vibrant looks. Inspired by Afro Luso, our new menu covers embrace a musical blend of Nando’s South African and Portuguese roots , which plays in all of the restaurants.

Check out the new menu next time you stop by – we’d love to hear any thoughts you have.

Super Bock, Super Rock Festival Giveaway

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

With the festival season officially in full swing, we wanted to share the #NandosLove by giving away 5 pairs of VIP tickets to this year’s Super Bock, Super Rock festival in Portugal – from our friends at Super Bock

Super Bock, Super Rock kicks off on July 17th with an impressive line-up including; Disclosure, Massive Attack and Kasbian. If that wasn’t enough to tempt you, the prize also includes travel and accommodation.
To be in with a chance to win, simply tell us how you lost your Nando’s virginity in the comments below. The five winners will then be drawn at random and contacted by email.

Super Bock, Super Rock

Terms and Conditions apply:
1. Competition closes at midday on 1st June 2014.
2. The winners will be selected at random and notified via email by 5pm on 2nd June 2014. 3. All entrants and their accompanying partner must be over 18 – ID may be required.
4. The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes.
5. Winners that we can’t contact within seven working days by reasonable means to get their postal and email address to send out their prize will lose their entitlement.
6. Nando’s accepts no responsibility for any damage, lose, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered to you or any other person’s as a result of entering the prize draw or accepting the prize.
7. The prize includes:
• Two return flights from London to Lisbon
• Flight details: 17/7/2014 – London Heathrow (8:15) – Lisbon (10:55) returning 20/7/2014 – Lisbon (07:35) – Gatwick (09:35)
• 3* hotel in a double room in Lisbon
• Transfer included Hotel/Airport and Hotel/Festival venue
• Lisbon city tour and entrance at Super Bock VIP Area with a privileged view to the main stage, with extra comfort, and catering area (all food and non-alcohol drinks are for free + 2 free beers).
8. All other expenses to be covered by competition winner. Winners responsible for purchasing travel insurance and any relevant visas.