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Nando's Peri-Peri's First Chicago Menu Includes Much More Than Chicken

South African chicken chain debuts in Chicago on May 20 in the West Loop.

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Take a peek inside Chicago's first Nando's Peri-Peri, opening on May 20 in the West Loop. It's the first U.S. expansion in seven years for the South African chicken chain that utilizes the African Bird's Eye chili to spice up their offerings.

The menu includes the same flame-grilled chicken familiar to Nando's other restaurants. There's also a few new offerings: A chicken and kale salad, butterflied chicken breast served on garlic bread, nutty date chicken salad, roasted veggie wrap, plus a cucumber and poppy seed side salad. Nando's also will serve local beers from Revolution, Metropolitan, Lagunitas and Two Brothers breweries.

The interiors at 953 W. Randolph St. feature a mosaic that includes 4,032 ceramic tiles made by Cape Town artist Liza Grobler, as South African art is a staple at Nando's. The global chain with locations in 23 countries will also open in June in Lakeview and September in Lincoln Park.

Check out the full menu below:

Nando's Chicago Menu