South African-Portuguese Chicken Restaurant Nandos PERi PERi to Open in Hyde Park

The restaurant will donate January 14 sales to Kenwood Academy.

By Olivia Rosenzweig

Nando’s Peri-Peri will open its new location in Hyde Park next Saturday. The restaurant will donate all sales on its first day to Kenwood Academy High School.  

Nando’s is a South African–Portuguese restaurant specializing in spicy chicken. 

It announced in an e-mail on Wednesday that it will donate all its profit on January 14 to Kenwood Academy to help fund college visits. 

“Nearly nine out of every 10 Kenwood Academy graduates continue on to a four-year institution, and we are proud to help support this outstanding tradition,” said Burton Heiss, CEO of Nando’s Peri-Peri, in the e-mail. “It’s all about being good neighbors, and Nando’s looks forward to becoming an integral part of the South Side.” 

The restaurant is located on 1447 East 53rd St, replacing Clarke’s Diner, which closed in May. Nando’s Hyde Park location will be the chain’s 11th location in Chicago and the surrounding area. 

The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m.–11 p.m. on its opening day.