Belfast Telegraph

Nando's opening new restaurant in Northern Ireland: Chicken chain creating dozens of jobs

A chicken meal at Nandos
A chicken meal at Nandos

By John Mulgrew

Chicken chain Nando's is expanding its reach across Northern Ireland with a new restaurant outside Belfast — creating dozens of jobs — it can be revealed.

The South African-owned business is adding its latest outlet to the Abbeycentre in Newtownabbey.

Plans have now been submitted to take over an area of the centre's food court.

It comes after the chain opened its fourth locations at Boucher Crescent in south Belfast.

As well as its two current branches in the city, it operates a third in Londonderry.

In 2010, Advertising Age magazine named Nando's as one of the world's top 30 hottest marketing brands.

Nando's has become the favourite takeaway food fix for a host of international names, including none other than pop diva Beyonce.

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She reportedly spent almost £1,500 at an Essex branch of the chicken chain in 2013, in addition to several hundred pounds at an outlet in Dublin.

Nando's operates more than 1,000 restaurants across the globe, with almost 300 across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

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