Back To The Grind? Nando’s Has Your Back

Back to the grind? No problem, Nando’s has your skhaftin solve for under R50.

We live in an economy where just one job is not quite enough for most families to live off. Throw in a pandemic and it can become a real pressure cooker environment. Now that we’ve ushered in a New Year, it’s back to the grind for many South Africans. To give you one less thing to worry about, Nando’s is offering up a delicious skhaftin solve with each of the Err Day Meals for under R50. Just nje!

Starting 12 January, Nando’s Back to Work meal offerings bring you mouth-watering lunch options – giving you one less thing to worry about with a ¼ Chicken & Side or Prego & Side for R49 and the Hotpot with Casa Pap or Spicy Rice for just R39.

The Nando’s flame-grilled PERi-PERi ¼ Chicken & Side has become a staple, and affordable go-to for many. While the Prego, launched at Nando’s last year, is a saucy chicken fillet, topped with grilled onions and enveloped in a garlic buttered Nando’s roll. Guests can choose to pair their Nando’s ¼ Chicken or Prego with any one of their 11 available sides. The ever-popular Hotpot is an equally delightful and generous all-in-one meal with pulled chicken grilled with veggies and relish served over Casa Pap or Spicy Rice.

All these dishes are available with chicken basted in Tangy Tomato, Lemon & Herb, Mozam Paprika, Mild, Hot or Xtra Hot. No matter where you sit on the Nando’s PERi-ometer or how busy your schedule is, Nando’s has something for everyone.

With so many things on your plate, make sure one of them is food.

Visit a Nando’s restaurant today or order online or via the Nando’s app

So, you’ve made it rain all December-long, popped bottles and chilled with the big boys. You’ve wrapped up what you’ve been listening to in 2021, shared your top nine best Insta pictures and made (and then promptly broke) those dastardly New Year’s resolutions. But now, the time has come to face the next 99 days of January with whatever is left over from that December bonus. Yes, mgerezo is back baba and it’s off to the daily grind we go.

Luckily for you, Nando’s has it sorted with a Back to Work skhaftin solve that’s sure to hit the spot, but definitely not your wallet. Indulge with lunch options for under R50 each – which include Nando’s famous flame-grilled PERi-PERi ¼ Chicken & Side or Prego & Side each for R49 and the Hotpot with Casa Pap or Spicy Rice for just R39!

Nando’s knows you have enough on your plate to deal with – from virtual meetings and deadlines lurking around every corner, to drafting business plans, applying for funding, making time to meet with your mentor and just all-round anxiety with many people heading back into offices around the country. The last thing you should be worried about is finding a decent meal that suits your budget. Living and most importantly working through a pandemic has tested so many South Africans is so many ways – be it emotional stress or financial anxiety. And in an already pressured economy, many are forced to work more than one job to make ends meet. 

With budget friendly prices like these, why not treat yourself or your colleagues to lunch and keep that generous festive energy flowing?

Nontobeko Sibiya, Marketing Manager: Communications for Nando’s says, “We understand that heading back to work can often be chaotic and stressful as we try to get back into the swing of things after the festive break. Whether you’re a parent juggling school schedules and your workload, or a student with multiple deadlines, everyone has their own commitment challenges. Nando’s has taken the guesswork out of what to eat, at prices that won’t break the bank. We’re saying to South Africa, ‘Gereza ntwana, we’ll sort out iSkhaftin”.

Back To The Grind Q&A

Q: What does the latest promotion entail?

A: With the Nando’s back to work promotion, you can purchase a ¼ Chicken and any single side for R49 or Prego & any single side for R49 or Hotpot with Casa Pap or Spicy Rice for just R39.

Q: How long will these promotions run?

A: The Nando’s Back to Work promotion is available at Nando’s restaurants within the borders of South Africa, excluding Nando’s Kosher and will run from 12 January 2022 to 8 March 2022

Q: How many meals are allowed per person?

A: Summon your inner Oprah and get everyone a skhaftin from Nando’s for lunch! With prices under R50, there is no limit to the number of meals you can have. Delivery Menu prices differ.

Q: Can I pick any sides?

A: You can pick any single sides you want to pair with your ¼ Chicken or Prego. We have 11 delicious sides to choose from, so it doesn’t matter what kind of mood you’re in, there’s something here for everyone! The Hotpot is available with either Casa Pap or Spicy Rice as an accompaniment.

Q: Will sugar tax on my choice of drink change the price?

A: Look, we don’t judge your choice of beverage, but should you want one that has a sugar tax, you will have to pay an additional R2 over and above the advertised deal price. Hence we advertise with a zero-sugar variant.

Q: What else is on the Back to Work menu?

A: All your favourites on the Nando’s hotlist are still available for you to dig into.

Can I place my order online or for delivery?

A: Yes, but it will come with different prices as well as a delivery fee attached.

Q: Why is Nando’s so expensive?

A: We pride ourselves on using the freshest, best quality ingredients to serve our fans delicious meals that are truly worth every cent. We take care in only using fresh, never frozen chicken, and apply the same high standards to the rest of our ingredients – nice things cost money ne! Like everyone, we’re also feeling the effects of food price inflation and a volatile Rand, so to keep our prices as reasonable as possible we constantly look for ways to improve the value-chain without compromising on quality.

Q: Why are the portions so small?

A: Our weight specifications to suppliers have not changed since Trevor Manual was first appointed Finance Minister – we’re that loyal! Once our delicious chickens have been grilled to perfection, they are chopped into portions by our highly-trained Nando’s grillers. We can assure our fans that they will receive every juicy morsel of our delicious chicken that they paid for.

Q: Why was I charged R2 additional?

A: If you chose a carbonated soft drink to which the newly legislated sugar tax applies, an additional R2 will be added to the price. This is the sugar tax payable on ordering a drink with more sugar than other available options.

About Nando’s

From the humble beginnings of a single restaurant in Rosettenville in 1987, Nando’s has grown into the largest South African restaurant group to expand beyond our borders.

Nando’s is best known for its authentic PERi-PERi flame-grilled chicken, which has captivated guests the world over. All Nando’s PERi-PERi recipes, from the extensive range of restaurant chicken-bastings to sauces, spices and others, remain a closely guarded secret. Flame-grilled and never deep fried; guest choose Nando’s chicken from a menu that includes full, half or quarter butterfly-cut chicken, burgers, pitas, salads and a host of other innovative bites. Whether you like it hot, mild or with lemon and herb, Nando’s chicken is legendary and has cemented itself in the hearts of South Africans everywhere.

If your mouth is watering after reading this, learn more about the brand and place an order via the Nando’s website, or join the conversation and bring the fire on Facebook and Twitter.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: Instagram: IMDb: