Started in South Africa in 1987, Nando’s now serves Portuguese-inspired grilled chicken dishes in 24 countries. Under chief executive Andrew Lynch, 61, the London company sold Gourmet Burger Kitchen for £109m in 2016, having bought it six years earlier for £30m. Nando’s is owned by South African tycoon Dick Enthoven and operates more than 1,200 sites globally, with turnover rising 16% to £848m in 2017.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank74
CompanyNando’s
ActivityRestaurant operator
LocationSouthwest London
Sales £m848
Profit £m142
Year endFeb 17
Principal shareholdersDick Enthoven and family (100%)
Staff16,625
Founded1992
Websitewww.nandos.com

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