Nando’s PERi-PERi returns to Dupont after renovation

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The newly renovated Nando's in Dupont. Image courtesy Nando's

After an extensive two-month renovation, Nando’s PERi-PERi’s double grills and popular chicken meals are back in Dupont Circle.

With a decade of operation in its 1210 18th Street NW location under its belt, the restaurant was due for a revamp, now including a new kitchen, draft beer taps, and thoughtfully re-designed dining areas. The customer take-out experience has also been vastly improved, with a grab-and-go beverage refrigerator and a convenient order pick-up area near the host stand.

“Every Nando’s is uniquely designed with earthy textures and bright colors that reflect its sunny African heritage,” said John Fisher, CEO of Nando’s PERi-PERi North America. “Our Dupont location is no exception and is now truly ready for its closeup.”

The redesign is also a reflection of the brand’s South African heritage. Image courtesy Nando’s

The redesign is also a reflection of the brand’s heritage, as the very first Nando’s restaurant opened its doors in 1987 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

South African artisans have created handmade furniture for the Dupont Nando’s, as well as unique lighting, including woven pendant lights fabricated from recycled clothing. In addition, the restaurant features original works of art from South African artists.

Whether for your appetite or for the art, it’s something to be seen.

And to celebrate the reopening, Nando’s is offering PERi-PERi chicken and other entrees for free on Thursday, March 7th.  Customers who dash to Nando’s Dupont for lunch that day from 11am-1pm will be treated to spicy flame-grilled chicken for free, whether eat-in or carryout.  Mention you saw it in The Current!