SOUTH LOOP — Peri-peri chicken is coming to the South Loop very soon.
Nando's, the rapidly growing South African grilled chicken chain with four restaurants in the city, will open its fifth Sunday in The Shops at Roosevelt Collection, 1005 S. Delano Court.
And players from the Chicago Fire soccer team will be at the restaurant July 30 to serve food. All proceeds will benefit the soccer club's foundation benefiting disadvantaged youth in the city.
"The reception we have received in Chicago has been amazing," a Nando's spokeswoman told DNAinfo in March.
The South Loop restaurant will follow four other Nando's that previously opened in the West Loop, Lakeview, Lincoln Park and Jewelers Row. Based in Johannesburg, the chain is known for grilled chicken spiced with African peri-peri peppers and sides such as mashed peas. The restaurants also include a bar, and photos provided by the company show the South Loop restaurant will offer skyline views.
Once open, Nando's will join Chop steakhouse as restaurants in The Shops at Roosevelt Collection, a shopping center with a movie theater at roughly Clark Street and Roosevelt Road. Another restaurant, Mago Grill & Cantina, is set to open there, too.
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