Tuesday, April 20, 2010

South African Food Chain Seeks A Spot in Fan Parks

The South African causal dining chain Nando's in looking to cash in on the World Cup by becoming an official food vendor at many of the fan parks being set up for the event. Fast food giant McDonald's recently declined to serve as official food vendor at the parks.

On Thursday Nando's chief executive Noel Doyle told Sake24.com that the motive was not profit, but rather to give the company and its staff an opportunity to share the enthusiasm and become involved in the tournament.

The fast-food group is currently negotiating with nine municipalities, following McDonald's decision not to exercise its rights to provide food in the Fan Parks.

Nando's already has an agreement with Durban's eThekwini municipality, but Doyle would not comment on the negotiations currently under way.

Nando's wants World Cup action
Fin 24
April 16, 2010