London Gatwick, the UK’s second largest airport, has announced that Nando’s will open its first ever airport restaurant in South Terminal in summer 2014.
The move comes after passenger feedback for a Nando’s at Gatwick. A recent research project – Gatwick Food and Beverage Strategy Market Research 2013 – reported that 33 percent of 1,042 passengers surveyed said they were most likely to visit a Nando’s at Gatwick over a wide selection of other well-known brands. Nando’s turned out to be the most popular choice of all options presented.
The exclusive deal between Nando’s and Gatwick marks the start of a major overhaul of the airport’s food and beverage offering in South Terminal. Nando’s Gatwick will operate nearly 20 hours a day between 4.00am and 12.00am for passengers to enjoy meals for breakfast, lunch or dinner before they fly.
Charlotte Christiansen, business development manager for Catering at London Gatwick, said: ‘We are thrilled that Nando’s will be opening its first airport restaurant at Gatwick this summer. Nando’s is a hugely popular brand with our passengers and its extensive menu is perfectly matched to airport dining as it is quick, fresh and delicious. More than a third of our passengers told us they would like to see a Nando’s at Gatwick so we have acted on this.’
Garry Duncan, regional director of Nando’s, commented: ‘We’re absolutely delighted to announce we’ll be opening our first airport restaurant in London Gatwick next year.
‘It’s a complete new territory for the brand, but demonstrates our forward thinking and desire to offer our fans and customers the best possible Nando’s experience whether they’re on a high street or in an airport terminal. We can’t wait to open our doors!’
Nando’s, with its signature dish, Portuguese flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken, will open its doors in Gatwick’s South Terminal in summer 2014. The new 5,900 sq. ft. restaurant will seat 200 guests, and create 100 new full and part-time jobs, London Gatwick said.