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Nando's Franchise

Postby xtasy010 » Mon, 13 Jul 2009 4:20 pm

Any one know why there is no Nando's franchise here in Singapore? Don't you think it would do well here? Has it been tried before?

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Postby carteki » Mon, 13 Jul 2009 8:51 pm

Both Nando's and King Pie are quite successful in KL. I thought the same thing myself - but then there probably is too much competition in the "spicy food market" for them to really stand out. Contact the HQ and find out who owns the SG franchise (suspect its the same person who has the MY one).

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Postby jpatokal » Tue, 14 Jul 2009 7:03 pm

There are a couple of other piri-piri chicken joints here already, saw one in Iluma the other day. Didn't seem to be wildly successful...
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Postby Ig11 » Sat, 01 Aug 2009 11:34 am

Being from London, if you follow the same model as Nando's - it will definitely work.

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Postby teck21 » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 12:54 pm

Unless my memory serves me wrong, Nando's was here some time back (quite a few years already).

It's gone now.

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Postby Ig11 » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 1:00 pm

Thats extremely surprising....I think I may have read reviews (although I maybe wrong) but it didn't serve well interms of decor and service...

I have a number of business ideas within the f&b industry which would do fantastically well but do not have the finance to back such initiatives...

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Postby carteki » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 1:18 pm

Here are some google results on the topic:

http://buubuustar.blogspot.com/2009/04/nandos-clone-in-singapore.html
HIS and HERS: A Nando's clone in Singapore?8 Apr 2009 ... Francis and I used to discuss the reason why there wasn't a Nando's outlet in Singapore may have something to do with the fact that no one ...

One of the commenters has mentioned that it should be here by the end of 2009.

http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=6871900790&topic=3826
Why it's difficult for Krispy Kreme to open in Singapore | Facebook20 posts - 17 authors - Last post: 29 Apr
The people who own both the Nandos and Krispy Kreme rights know that Singapore won't bring them as much profit as Malaysia or Indonesia. ...
(can't read this as it is blocked at work)

http://www.facebook.com/people/Nandos-Singapore/1765981562 Nando's Singapore FB Page

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Postby madura » Wed, 17 Mar 2010 3:29 pm

Nando's will be opening an outlet at bugis junction :)

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Postby Nadya » Thu, 08 Apr 2010 2:11 pm

Really? i'll dine at Nando's anytime!

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Re: Nando's Franchise

Postby Splatted » Wed, 14 Apr 2010 7:53 pm

xtasy010 wrote:Any one know why there is no Nando's franchise here in Singapore? Don't you think it would do well here? Has it been tried before?


I enquired a few years ago (2006) about buying the master franchiser rights for this, but was told it was already secured.

I am speculating whoever owns it for Malaysia has somehow managed to include Singapore as a part of their licence/territory.

The official reason given to us by Nando's HQ a few years ago was that it wasn't open as yet in Singapore because of fear of bird flu.

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Postby carteki » Thu, 15 Apr 2010 9:36 am

Nando's in Bugis will be opening in May. Doesn't sound like it is the same individual who had the place a couple of years back.

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isn't there a similar chicken place in Vivo?

Postby cmarun » Thu, 22 Apr 2010 2:09 pm

forget the name, but i thot it was Nando's or something similar. the food is similar, i believe. i tried it once.

why aren't there any mexican fast food restaurants here? not even a taco bell, i rem there was a KFC that served some of taco bell's menu but it wasn't close to being the same taste. is there no market or taste for mexican food here?

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Re: isn't there a similar chicken place in Vivo?

Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 22 Apr 2010 4:08 pm

cmarun wrote:forget the name, but i thot it was Nando's or something similar. the food is similar, i believe. i tried it once.

why aren't there any mexican fast food restaurants here? not even a taco bell, i rem there was a KFC that served some of taco bell's menu but it wasn't close to being the same taste. is there no market or taste for mexican food here?


Definitely a taste for Mexican food... just not fast food joints like Tacky Smell.

There is a Cafe Iguana near my place on Greenwood, and they do a very good representation of Tex Mex, although the best Mexican food I have found is in KL.


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