Zimbabwe Stock Exchange listed diversified retail group Simbisa Brands has invested over US$500 000 towards the refurbishment of its Nando’s Avondale branch which was re-opened to the public last week Friday.
Speaking during the reopening ceremony, Simbisa Brands managing director, Warren Meares said the renovation of the Avondale branch has opened gates for the revamping of more Nandos branches across the country.
“Nando’s has a 27-year- old love affair with Zimbabwe that started at Nando’s Avondale, and that has since blazed a trail of 13 other locations nationwide. The brand has become a well-known and equally well-loved member of many Zimbabwean families, companies and friendships. It goes without saying that this milestone is one of many that we are excited about and we will definitely press on with investing in our country by revamping old Casas (restaurants) and opening new ones across Zimbabwe,” he said.
Key to Nando’s Casa-design philosophy is a sense of uniqueness, and to this day there are no two Casas which look alike, worldwide, and “Nando’s Avondale wasn’t about to be the first.”
In addition to this, the Casa now has more serving points which make queues a thing of the past
“The opening of the first Nando’s Zimbabwe was a ground-breaking moment! And 27 years later, we are standing at the same spot proudly unveiling a new and even hotter Casa. There is a buzz in the Nando’s family now and we are sure that all those who will walk into our Avondale Casa will feel it too! Our doors are once again open and everyone is welcome! After all, Mina Casa e sua Casa (Our home is your home),” Nando’s Zimbabwe Country Manager Steve Chamboko said.