Launched in South Africa in 1987, Nando’s now has 1,200 restaurants in 24 countries. Ultimately owned by Dick Enthoven, a South African tycoon, the London company runs more than 400 outlets in Britain and Ireland. Last year the group sold its Gourmet Burger Kitchen chain to Famous Brands for £109m, having bought it for £30m in 2010. Under chief executive Andrew Lynch, 60, turnover grew 35% to an annualised £793m in 2016, after the acquisition of several overseas Nando’s sites in 2015.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank75
CompanyNando’s
ActivityRestaurant operator
LocationSouthwest London
Sales £m†793
Profit £m†142
Year endFeb 16
Principal shareholdersDick Enthoven and family (100%)
Staff16,101
Founded1992
Websitewww.nandos.com

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