Nandos gets in on plant-based action

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Nando’s has introduced its take on plant-based protein with the Great Pretender chicken burger alongside the  Power Up Bowl and the Superfood Veggie Patty.

Nando’s head of food, Mario Manabe, said the Great Pretender has a similar texture to a chicken patty, including coarseness, colour and juiciness, and even caramalises and smells like meat when being grilled. “The Great Pretender combines Nando’s signature ingredients like lemon, herbs and garlic, which all pair so well with our Nando’s African Birds Eye Chilli. It packs the PERi-PERi punch that Nando’s fans love, making it an ideal choice if you’re opting for a meat-free meal, and craving something tasty,” he said.

“The Great Pretender is ideal for flexitarians or meat eaters who simply fancy a day off. We want our customers to enjoy the flexibility of opting for a meat-free Nando’s feed, without compromising on our legendary flavour,” Manabe said.

Made from wheat and pea protein, the Great Pretender can substitute chicken or the Superfood Veggie Patty in any burger, wrap, pita, salad or paella for an additional $1, making it super easy for those giving flexitarianism a whirl.

It’s time for the acai bowl to step aside and make room for the flavour packed Power Up Bowl. It not only looks the part, it’s packed with nutrition, texture and taste, with wholesome ingredients like black rice, flame roasted baby peppers, cherry tomatoes, avocado and mixed leaves, drizzled with roasted tomato and mild chilli dressing. It’s also topped with a sprinkle of mixed seeds for some extra crunch.

Nando’s also has the Superfood Veggie Patty whose ingredients includes tri-colour quinoa, red lentils, black beans, kale, chia seeds and veggies.

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