Nando’s says expanding its plant-based menu is an ‘immediate priority’

Read Time:   |  5th August 2020

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South African food chain Nando's is making the expansion of its plant-based menu a 'priority' as part of its effort to reduce its carbon footprint.


South African food chain Nando’s, which specialises in Portuguese food such as peri-peri style chicken dishes, has said expanding its plant-based menu offerings is a ‘priority’ as part of its effort to reduce its carbon footprint.

Earlier this year, the popular restaurant chain launched a plant-based chicken burger in Australia in a bid to reduce its carbon footprint and offer customers looking for meat-free alternatives a new option.

Now, the Nando’s food team have stated that they are working hard to bring a larger range of low-carbon, plant-based menu items to the UK.


“Building on a 40% reduction in its carbon footprint since 2015, Nando’s commits to achieving absolute zero direct emissions and reducing the carbon footprint of a Nando’s meal by a further 50 percent by 2030,’ the company told Plant Based News.

“Nando’s Food Team, which tests and develops the menu offering, is committed to and actively working on increasing the group’s plant-based menu offering.”

Vegan PERinaise

In January, the restaurant chain launched a vegan version of its iconic PERinaise sauce at its restaurants as well as at Tesco supermarkets.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the brand said, “The introduction of Vegan PERinaise will finally allow anyone opting for a plant-based meal to indulge in one of the brand’s most beloved condiments – whether in restaurant, or when creating the Nando’sNando’s experience at home.”

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