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South African food chain Nando’s has described expanding its plant-based menu as an ‘immediate priority’.

The eatery, which launched its plant-based chicken burger in Australia earlier this year, said the plan was part of its effort to reduce its carbon footprint.

‘Committed’

In a statement sent to Plant Based News, the company said: “Nando’s Food Team, which tests and develops the menu offering, is committed to and actively working on increasing the group’s plant-based menu offering…

“Building on a 40 percent reduction in its carbon footprint since 2015, Nando’s commits to achieving absolute zero direct emissions and reducing the carbon footprint of a Nando’s meal by a further 50 percent by 2030.”

The company refused to respond to Plant Based News when asked for further details on its plant-based expansion.

Vegan food

Earlier this year, the food chain launched a plant-based version of its top-selling Peri mayonnaise.

Tasting just as good as the original, Vegan PERinaise is the first plant-based substitute to be developed by the PERi-PERi connoisseurs, with vegans, flexitarians, and those taking on Veganuary encouraged to cover their veggie Nando’s favorites in the new sauce,” a spokesperson said in a statement sent to Plant Based News.

“The introduction of Vegan PERinaise will finally allow anyone opting for a plant-based meal to indulge in one of the brand’s most beloved condiments – whether in a restaurant, or when creating the Nando’s experience at home.”

Liam Giliver

Liam is the former Deputy Editor of Plant Based News. He has written for The Independent, Huffington Post, Attitude Magazine, and more. He is also the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.