Nando’s has just announced that, for the first time ever, it will be offering a meat-free ‘chicken’ option on the menu.
The plant-based alternative is aptly named The Great Imitator and has been crafted to taste just like Nando’s signature PERi-PERi chicken breast fillet but is made entirely from pea protein.
The Great Imitator can be ordered as strips, or added to burgers, pittas and wraps, just like Nando’s chicken. And of course, customers will be able to decide what level of spice is added to the plant-based meat alternative.
But Nando’s wants you to know that The Great imitator is cooked on the same grills as its PERi-PERi chicken, making it not suitable for vegans.
You can treat yourself to a meat-free ‘chicken’ dinner from Nando’s as off 13 October.
Dawn Carr, Director of Vegan Corporate Projects, PETA, says: “PETA is delighted to have played a part in Nando’s journey to putting this delicious plant-based chicken on the table. Nando’s can’t guarantee zero risk of cross-contamination, so it’s not calling it vegan, but as all the ingredients in the burger and pitta versions are completely animal-free – right down to the mayo – we say these are an excellent choice for vegans, vegetarians, meat-reducers, and chickens. Cluck yes!”
Another new item being added to the Nando’s menu that will have vegetarians and vegans smiling from ear to ear is sweet potato wedges served with vegan garlic PERinaise. This option will also be available to order from 13 October.
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