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.
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.
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."