Nando's was started by Robert Brozin and Fernando Duarte in South Africa. They worked together at Brozin's father's electronics business, where Fernando was a technical manager, and Brozin was a marketing manager. Fernando was from Porto, Portugal, and his family had emigrated to South Africa.

    Nando's is a South African multinational fast casual chain that specialises in Portuguese flame-grilled peri-peri style chicken. Founded in Johannesburg in 1987, Nando's operates over 1,200 outlets in 30 countries. Their logo depicts the Rooster of Barcelos, one of Portugal's most common symbols.