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Nando’s Opens in RTC West Today, Grand Opening Set for Saturday

by Fatimah Waseem November 13, 2017 at 11:15 am 11 Comments

Nando’s PERi-PERi restaurant opened today at 11 a.m. on 12120 Sunset Hills Road in Reston Town Center. The Portuguese restaurant will host a grand opening on Saturday to support music programs at South Lakes High School and Herndon High School.

All sales on Saturday will be donated to the schools, according to a press release. The funds will be directed to help fund Herndon High School’s marching band as the team goes to Normandy, France to represent the United States at the 75th commemoration of D-Day in 2019. South Lakes High School will use the donations to send their band to Hawaii to perform at the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade this year and other program needs.

According to the SLHS Parent Teacher Association, raffle prizes will be up for grabs at noon, 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

“This is all about being good neighbors, and Nando’s looks forward to becoming an integral part of the Reston community,” said Sepanta Bagherpour, the restaurant’s vice president of marketing. “We are proud to support musical programs at two of the most impressive public high schools in Virginia.”

Nando’s has 40 locations in the country and nine in Virginia. The chain made its U.S. debut in 2008 with its first location in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.  According to promotional information, the chain has about 1,200 restaurants in 23 countries on five continents. It was founded in 1987 in South Africa. Other area restaurants include at One Loudoun and in the Mosaic District.

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  • In advance

    The local schools are well funded, based on hear say 50% of Ffx county budget, perhaps confirm

    In any event it would have been nice had Nando decided to pick RA Lake Hut as their charity of choice. Customers of 18000 households would like to thank you!

  • The Constitutionalist

    Well, so much for the Oxford comma…

    • Greg

      And location. Nando’s is not in Reston Town Center.

  • Mike M

    Oh boy! Third World chicken!

    • Constitutional Conservative

      This restaurant isn’t based out of Kentucky.

    • Judith Andersen

      Portugal is not even remotely located in the third world. Definitely part of Europe.

      • Mike M

        Yes, but this is NOT really a Portuguese restaurant. Please don’t give me geography lessons. I’ll school you on that, thank you very much. They use Portugal because Mozambique was colonized by the Portuguese.

        PS: Portugal, like Greece, is something of the Third World of Europe. I guess you have to ignore Albania in that competition. 😉

        • Greg

          I’d trade Portugal for roughly 10 states.

          • Mike M

            I’ll take that deal!

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  • Constitutional Conservative

    I do my best to pretend Kentucky isn’t part of the same country I live in.


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