Monday, September 24, 2018

Nando's Introduces Its Hottest Sauce Ever

Photo courtesy of Nando's PERi-PERi

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

Nando's Turns Up the Heat. And Flavor!

Introduces its hottest sauce ever, PERi-PERi VUSA

Nando’s hot sauce just got a lot hotter. Available starting today at all U.S. restaurants, Nando’s introduces PERi-PERi Vusa, its hottest sauce ever, with the highest concentration of PERi-PERi peppers.

Named ‘Vusa,’ which means ‘excitement and fire’ in Zulu, the new sauce boasts more PERi-PERi chili peppers than any other Nando’s offering. PERi-PERi Vusa also contains classic ingredients like olive oil, lemon juice and garlic, creating an intense, full-bodied taste.

“PERi-PERi Vusa is our hottest flame yet, and a great addition to our restaurants’ existing sauce collection,” said John Fisher, CEO of Nando’s PERi-PERi USA. “It’s versatile enough to drizzle on everything from our flame-grilled chicken wings and PERi chips to our Ancient Grains salad, yet fiery enough to impress mates and dates alike.”

Previously, Nando’s hottest offering was its XX Hot PERi-PERi Sauce at its condiment station. PERi-PERi, or African Bird’s Eye Chili, is the heart and soul of the Nando’s experience. The South African restaurant known worldwide for its spicy flame-grilled chicken, Nando’s has built an intensely loyal following by providing fresh food in a relaxed atmosphere with friendly service.

“We marinate our chicken in PERi-PERi for at least 24 hours, so the flavor goes right through to the bone,” Fisher added. “Then we grill it over an open flame it and baste it with PERi-PERi sauce to our customers’ preferred spice.”

Delicious with almost anything, Nando’s PERi-PERi sauces combine flavor with varying degrees of heat that will satisfy a PERi-PERi beginner all the way to a fiery heat-seeker. PERi-PERi Vusa is available now as a complimentary condiment at all 42 U.S. restaurants, in and around Washington, DC, and Chicago. Grab a bottle of Vusa and bring it to your table, or load up a to-go container for meals on the run.

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 24 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 Washington, DC.  Nando’s PERi-PERi now operates 42 restaurants in and around Virginia, Maryland, Washington and Chicago. For more information, please visit, follow @NandosUSA on Twitter, like us at Nando’s PERi-PERi USA on Facebook, and follow nandosusa on Instagram.