Nando’s seeks to unify customers with free chicken on Nov. 17

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Nando’s will be offering one free quarter chicken item per customer on Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. while supplies last. The deal is part of the Afro-Portuguese chicken restaurant chain’s effort to unify the country following the 2020 election. Photo courtesy of Nando’s PERi-PERi Instagram.

After a tense election cycle that gave voters across the political spectrum something to cluck about, global Afro-Portuguese chicken restaurant chain Nando’s PERi-PERi is hoping to unify people with a free deal.

Customers who visit any Nando’s PERi-PERi restaurant in the United States on Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. will receive a free quarter chicken while supplies last.

“While we are clearly a nation divided, we sincerely hope that American voters can reach across the table and celebrate democracy–and move forward as a nation,” Sepanta Bagherpour, Chief Brand Officer of Nando’s PERi-PERi US, said in a statement. “As a first step, come together over a meal and let’s begin to put ‘United’ back in the United States. Nando’s will throw in the chicken.”

Patrons can choose either a chicken leg or chicken breast for dine-in or take out.

Customers will only receive one chicken item per guest, and they do not need to make a purchase to gain access to the offer.

Nando’s has 12 locations across Maryland, including restaurants in downtown Baltimore, Harbor East, and Towson Town Center. People can find the location nearest to them on Nando’s website.

Leading up to the election, Nando’s helped voters take the first step in exercising their civic duty by allowing customers to order voter registration forms directly from the menu at every Nando’s in the United States.

Nando’s said that customers took home more than 200,000 registration applications as well as voter resource flyers, which showed people how to update their voter registration status online.

“At Nando’s we believe people should have their say. Whether it’s lemon and herb, medium or hot PERi-PERi sauce—or choosing who will steer this country into the future—voting truly counts,” said John Fisher, CEO of Nando’s PERi-PERi US.

Nando’s opened its first restaurant in 1987 in Johannesburg, South Africa, and it now operates locations across 23 countries on five continents–including 43 restaurants in and around Maryland; Virginia; Washington, D.C.; and Chicago.

The restaurant chain is best known for its flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken, which is cooked with African Bird’s Eye Chilli. The chicken selections are also flavored with the customer’s choice of sauce.

Marcus Dieterle

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