Nando's Launches Energy Recycling System Following Successful Trial

Fast casual chicken restaurant chain Nando's has introduced a new energy recycling system across a number of its restaurants in the UK following a successful year-long trial at its Didsbury branch in Manchester.

The uses waste heat generated from the restaurant's kitchen to heat both water and the building itself, having been developed in collaboration with Dext Heat Recovery, a Lancashire-based energy company.

Sam McCarthy, Nando's head of sustainability in the UK and Ireland, was quoted by the BBC saying: 'We have a net zero target of 2030 and this new technology is proving to be a success reducing the impact on the planet and saving money on energy bills which we want to reinvest in the future of our restaurants.'

The chain is working towards being net zero by 2030, something which this new system will help towards as they look to reduce their impact on the planet.

Nando's and Dext Heat Recovery have been working since 2009, previously collecting heat from restaurant kitchen grills to heat water - a system which has since been widely rolled out across 300 of the chain's branches to save energy.