South Loop residents soon won't have to travel far for peri-peri chicken.
Nando's, the rapidly growing South African grilled chicken chain with four restaurants in the city, has just signed a lease for a fifth in The Shops at Roosevelt Collection, 1005 S. Delano Court.
A Nando's spokeswoman said it's too early to offer an opening date, but the new lease signals a quick Chicago expansion for the international import, which just opened its first restaurant here in May.
"The reception we have received in Chicago has been amazing," the spokeswoman said in an e-mail. "We are excited to have recently signed a lease in the South Loop, but it’s too soon to say when we will open. Stand by for more spicy peri-peri, South Loop!”
We've never actually been to Nando's, but have many friends and acquaintances who swear by it.
If you're still skeptical, it appears that they already have their permit to start working on the space:
Seems like a great get for Roosevelt Collection.
(Hat tip: LE, AG, SS, MG, KK!)