Press Release | 27th May 2016, Gurgaon: Nando’s found another way to impress besides serving delightful food; as it hosted its second music gig at Cyber Hub, Gurgaon with a local band – PLOK. The popular band of boys took center stage with a set list that left the audience drumming their forks and tapping their feet.
‘Try something Encore’ is a monthly property created by Nando’s to promote upcoming talent in music and at the same time give their customers an enhanced dining experience at their ‘casas’.
Sumeet Yadav, CEO Nando’s India, said, “Nando’s has always had a connect with music – in our restaurants we stream music directly from South Africa – this music is an amalgamation of African beats with Portuguese rhythms and is called Afro-Luso. While we love our roots in music and have the unique taste of our PERi-PERi sauces running through our veins, we do want to recognize and appreciate what is around us, celebrate other cultures and make them a part of the unique Nando’s experience. This is why we decided to foray into live performances by eclectic Indie artists, and I am glad that our customers have been appreciative of the fusion of our food with indie music.”
PLOK, over the years has gained popularity with the youth in Delhi NCR. Members of PLOK – Neeraj (vocals), Anirudh & Ashwin (guitars), Gavin (bass) and Vasu (drums) had the audience grooving to their music. They customized their performance for Nando’s and played an acoustic set to give diners the perfect pairing with the spicy Afro-Portuguese food.
The band played acoustic versions of some of their well-known tracks like ‘In a Sense’, ‘Momentary Lapse’ and ‘Like Roses’ to make it a memorable and truly PERi-fect evening!
Nando’s is a South African global chain of restaurants serving Afro-Portuguese cuisine and is known world over for its flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken. Nando’s chicken is marinated for 24 hours in PERi PERi sauce so that the flavor goes right to the bone. The first ever Nando’s restaurant opened in 1987 in Johannesburg, South Africa. This was a venture by two friends, Robert Brozin and Fernando Duarte. Their vision to take the best tasting chicken to the world, was answered through 1200+ Nando’s restaurants across 5 continents and over 20 countries. The Nando’s symbol, the Barcelos Cockerel, remains the most visible expression of Nando’s passionate pursuits. With over 1200 restaurants worldwide, Nando’s is present in countries like South Africa, Australia, UK, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Botswana, Canada, Fiji, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Mauritius, Namibia, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Swaziland, UAE, USA, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Currently Nando’s has 8 restaurants in India spread across Delhi, Chandigarh, Ludhiana Chennai and Bangalore.