Nando’s is trialling a new smaller format, which has been designed to appeal to consumers looking for delivery, take away, a quick bite with friends or simply a faster, “on the go” experience of the brand, MCA has learnt.

Called Nando’s nino, the first site under the new format, which is aimed at providing “new Nando’s occasions” that fit in with consumers’ increasingly busy lifestyle, opened this week in Twickenham.

MCA understands that if successful Nando’s will look to roll out the new smaller format to areas where its c400–strong estate currently doesn’t reach but the demand for eat in and delivery is still strong.

It is thought it will also allow the company to better manage delivery volumes across the three sites in the South West London region. It already operates sites under its normal format in Richmond and Teddington.

Nando’s nino Twickenham also features a streamlined menu and sped-up service to compliment the smaller space. The company has also added some extra specials for the new 43-cover site.

Craft beers are now on the menu, along with new juices, smoothies and some special burgers/pittas. The fan favourite Churrasco Burger is also back exclusively at Nando’s nino.

Nando’s began trialling its own delivery service last March in selected areas of London, which has since been rolled out to further parts of the UK.