Popular with celebrity patrons such as singer Ed Sheeran and rapper Example, Nando’s says it serves half a million chickens a week. The restaurant chain first opened in Ealing in 1992 and now operates 313 outlets under the Nando’s and GBK names in Britain and Ireland. David Niven is the group’s chief executive.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank46
CompanyNando’s
ActivityRestaurant operator
LocationSouthwest London
Sales £m*420.0
Operating profit £m*41.9
Main shareholdersCapricorn Ventures International (95%), others (5%)
Staff9,287
Founded1992
Websitewww.nandos.com

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