Sales of Nando’s famous chilli sauces have doubled in Britain over the past five years. Launched in South Africa in 1992, Nando’s now has 1,000 restaurants in 24 countries. Ultimately owned by Dick Enthoven, a South African tycoon, the London company runs more than 380 outlets under the Nando’s and Gourmet Burger Kitchen names in Britain and Ireland. It is led by chief executive Andrew Lynch, 58.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank14
CompanyNando’s
ActivityRestaurant operator
LocationSouthwest London
Sales £m535.0
Operating profit £m55.5
Main shareholders

Dick Enthoven and family (100%)

Staff10,993
Founded1992
Websitewww.nandos.com

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