Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Nando’s Donates Proceeds TODAY to Celebrate Mandela Day

From our friends at Nando's PERi-PERi...

Nando's Donates First 67 Minutes of Proceeds Today to Celebrate Mandela Day

Nando’s Fights Hunger and Homelessness in DC and Chicago, as President Obama Honors Nelson Mandela’s 100th Birthday in South Africa

Nando’s PERi-PERi will donate the first 67 minutes of proceeds from all of its 42 U.S. locations today (Wednesday, July 18), to honor what would have been the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela. As President Obama celebrated the legacy of the great civil rights leader in South Africa with a major speech on Mandela Day, Nando’s will make donations to two vital organizations, in Washington and Chicago, that fight hunger and homelessness locally.

Why 67 minutes? As signs in the windows on all Nando’s now state: “Mandela gave 67 years working for social justice. What if each of us gave just 67 minutes?”

Come for an early lunch, between 11 AM and 12:07 PM, to participate. In Washington, Nando’s will donate to DC Central Kitchen, which targets the cycle of hunger and poverty. In Chicago, Nando’s will contribute to Inspiration Corporation, which helps people who are affected by homelessness and poverty improve their lives and increase self-sufficiency.

“The first Nando’s opened its doors in 1987 in South Africa, during the country’s most troubled time. As a company, we were inspired by the bravery and compassion Nelson Mandela showed for 67 years. Today, we will do our small part to honor his life’s work by donating the first 67 minutes of proceeds, at every one of our U.S. restaurants, to help fight hunger in our communities,” said John Fisher, CEO of Nando’s PERi-PERi USA.

About Nando’s PERi-PERi:
The first Nando’s restaurant opened its doors in 1987 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Since then, the Nando’s flame has spread to 23 countries on five continents. Nando’s is known worldwide for its succulent PERi-PERi chicken, marinated for 24 hours, flame-grilled to perfection, and basted to the customer’s preferred flavor and spice. It’s equally renowned for its spicy PERi-PERi, the Bird’s Eye chili pepper that indigenous Africans introduced to the Portuguese centuries ago. Nando’s PERi-PERi made its U.S. debut in 2008 with the opening of its first location in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, DC. Nando’s PERi-PERi now operates 42 restaurants in and around Virginia, Maryland, Washington and Chicago.

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