Nando's PERi-PERi Hatches in Oak Brook on Sunday
Nando’s PERi-PERi, the South African-Portuguese restaurant known worldwide for its spicy flame-grilled chicken, celebrates its grand opening in Oak Brook this Sunday, November 20. The restaurant, at 523 Oakbrook Center in Oakbrook Center Mall, is the tenth Nando’s location to open in the Chicagoland area.
Nando’s will pay it forward by donating 100 percent of sales to support student programs at Hinsdale Central High School. Opening-day sales will be donated to Hinsdale's performing arts program. Nationwide, Nando's has donated more than $200,000 to local non-profit organizations, all through opening-day sales.
Last weekend, Nando’s opened its first Skokie location, in the Westfield Old Orchard mall. Nando’s next Chicagoland restaurant is set to open in mid-January 2017 in the Hyde Park neighborhood, at 1447 E. 53rd Street near the University of Chicago.
“As newcomers to the Oak Brook area, we wanted to be good neighbors and help raise funds for Hinsdale Central High School,” said Burton Heiss, CEO of
Nando’s, which operates restaurants in 23 nations from Australia to Zimbabwe, first moved to the United States in 2008. It set up shop in Washington, DC, and, since then, has opened three dozen restaurants in and around Chicago and the nation’s capital.
Nando’s has built an intensely loyal following, from London to the Loop, by providing fresh food in a relaxed atmosphere with friendly service. Nando’s is known worldwide for its succulent PERi-PERi chicken, marinated for 24 hours, flame-grilled to perfection, and basted to the customer’s preferred flavor and spice. Every Nando’s is painstakingly designed and completely unique, with earthy textures and bright colors that reflect its sunny African-Portuguese heritage. With thousands of pieces of original works of art that are a constant reminder of where the restaurant came from, Nando’s has become the largest collector of South African contemporary art in the world.
WHAT: NANDO’S GRAND OPENING IN OAK BROOK
WHERE: 523 OAKBROOK CENTER, OAK BROOK. PHONE: 630-230-4348
WHEN: GRAND OPENING IS SUN. NOV. 20 AT 11am CT. THE HINSDALE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL FUNDRAISER RUNS FROM 11am to 9pm.
About Nando’s PERi-PERi
The first Nando’s restaurant opened its doors in 1987 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Since then, the Nando’s flame has spread to 23 countries on five continents. Nando’s is known worldwide for its succulent PERi-PERi chicken, marinated for 24 hours, flame-grilled to perfection, and basted to the customer’s preferred flavor and spice. It’s equally renowned for its spicy PERi-PERi, the Bird’s Eye chili pepper that indigenous Africans introduced to the Portuguese centuries ago.
Nando’s PERi-PERi made its U.S. debut in 2008 with the opening of its first location in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, DC. Nando’s PERi-PERi now operates 31 restaurants in and around Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia and Chicago. For more information, please visit
Oakbrook Center 523, Oak Brook, 60523, Illinois, United States