February 16, 2023

Nando’s impact on the world


Nando’s has come a long way from its takeaway restaurant roots in Rosettenville, Johannesburg. It has grown as a company, recognising that everything it does is important, from the food on their menu to the impact that they have on the world.

Nando’s will be co-chairing the animal welfare working group with Defra, in the new Food Data Transparency Partnership (FDTP). The FDTP has been set up to measure the food industries impact on obesity, supply chain emissions and animal welfare. The body will additionally monitor the gathered data and ensure that it is freely available to the public.

There are already more than sixty food and drink leading names involved, representing the industry across the full spectrum of the supply chain.

The new Nando’s in Hatters Way Retail Park, designed by Fusion Design and Architecture, has a total of 135 covers divided between the main restaurant floor, a mezzanine level, and some seating outside. I was commissioned to photograph and capture the design of the restaurant. The overall pattern of the incredible ceiling panels is repeated in the bright green metal seating divides which are in turn complimented by the fabrics of the seating. The lighting ranges from feature pendants that draw the eye upwards, to wall sconces and directional spot lighting. The tiling, wall art and flooring all contribute to produce another amazing Nando’s space.

Nando’s are always working towards improving their overall standards committing to achieving absolute zero direct emissions and reducing the carbon footprint of a Nando’s meal by a further 50% by 2030 while pledging significant improvements to chicken welfare by 2026.

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