Launched in South Africa in 1987, Nando’s serves Afro-Portuguese-style grilled chicken in 1,000 restaurants in 35 countries. Andrew Lynch, 62, became chairman in March with Rob Papps, 46, taking over as chief executive as the firm looks to add to its 400 UK sites. Turnover rose 14% to £969m in 2018, driven by sales from new UK restaurants and expanding franchises.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank66
CompanyNando’s
ActivityRestaurant operator
LocationSouthwest London
Sales £m969
Profit £m139
Year endFeb 18
Principal shareholdersDick Enthoven and family (100%)
Staff19,506
Founded1992
Websitewww.nandos.com

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