Nando’s are to expand with new restaurant openings and are planning to open 14 new sites in the UK.
The peri-peri chicken chain has returned to profit for the first time since the pandemic after facing a challenging period.
Rob Papps, group chief executive of Nando’s, said: “The macro-economic outlook for 2024 remains uncertain but we are continuing to invest for the future with further menu innovation, enhancements to our digital capabilities and new restaurant openings planned in all our markets, including 14 in the UK.”
Papps added: “The 2023 financial year saw Nando’s deliver a steady recovery to pre-pandemic sales and a return to operating profit driven by strong consumer demand for our flame-grilled peri-peri chicken supported by our brand and customer proposition.
“Despite the improved sales performance, cost pressures including higher energy, labour and food prices remained a challenge.”