While attending the Next Generation Impact Entrepreneurs Forum, Prince William went slightly off topic by revealing his new found love for the Portuguese inspired fast food chain, Nando’s. While widely popular in Great Britain and a number of other countries around the world, the restaurant, which specializes in spicy peri-peri chicken was a recent discovery for the Prince.
The Prince complimented the founder of the restaurant, Robert Brozin, explaining that he was recently introduced to the fast-food chain by one of his protection officers, who seems to be a regular.
“This man here is your biggest fan, he’s introduced me to Nando’s,” the Prince said referring to his police protection officer. “It’s very good.”
The restaurant has locations in over 20 countries around the world, including the United Arab Emirates, Canada, and Malaysia, with over 100 locations in the United Kingdom alone. The company is slowly growing in the United States, with several locations in Illinois, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C.
If you haven’t heard of the fast-food restaurant yet, you are in good company. In a now infamous BBC Radio 1, newly minted host Chris Stark sat down for an interview with Mila Kunis to promote her new film, at the time, Oz. After explaining how nervous he was to be interviewing such a celebrity, the interviewer switched gears and began asking Mila to join him and his friends for a soccer game. Proving that an afternoon at Nando’s is a regular past-time in the United Kingdom, the interviewer suggested that the afternoon start off at Nando’s, to which Mila replied ‘what’s a Nando?”
On another equally popular British show, Graham Norton interviewed Bradley Cooper and discussed various tricks food critics would try at restaurants to assess Michelin ratings. When the host made a joke about such a critic attending a Nando’s, the audience erupted in laughter while Bradley Cooper asked with a confused look, “what is Nando’s?” British actress Sienna Miller promptly explains that it is a chicken restaurant.
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While the chain may be making a slower mark in America, and among Hollywood celebrities, it is clear that the glowing review and endorsement from the Royal Family will see a huge boost in popularity and sales across the country.