As humankind strives to find cost-effective ways to transform itself into dragonkind, fire breathing has been delegated to expensive mini flamethrowers installed in mouths. Spit fire far more safely with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of peri-peri cuisine and drink at Nando's Flame-Grilled Chicken Restaurants. Choose from one of 6 participating locations in South Brampton, North Brampton, Markham, Mississauga, and Richmond Hill, and on Eglinton Avenue East in Toronto.
Founded in South Africa in 1987, Nando's Flame-Grilled Chicken Restaurants bring Portugal's peri-peri flame-grilled chicken to the Toronto area with only the bare minimum of laser lights and smoke-shrouded, two-way mirrors. Discovered by Portuguese explorers in Africa in the distant days of maritime exploration, peri-peri is a fiery chili pepper that adds a kick of capsaicin to any cuisine, clucker-related or not. Nando's fresh chicken luxuriates in its peri-peri marinade for 24 hours, resulting in dishes with a slate of Scoville-scale-scorching spice levels—mild lemon and herb, medium, hot, and the daredevil-only extra hot. Step up to Nando's counter to order from the menu of sandwiches, pitas, wraps, salads, and peri-peri chicken. Enjoy a grilled-to-order peri-peri half-chicken with a side ($12) such as spiced rice or hearty coleslaw, or bite around basted bones with five Whole flame-grilled peri-peri chicken wings, drummette, wingette, and all, with a side ($10). Nando's also sports peri-peri chicken breast sandwiches or pitas with a side ($9–$11.50), chicken or veggie whole wheat wraps with a side ($9–$11.50), and veggie burgers or pitas with a side ($9–$11.50), as well as salads and salad meals ($4.50–$12) for lovers of leaves of lettuce.