Nandos Chicken Hot Spots

When Nando’s first arrived in Australia, the South African product became embroiled in the race-related politics of the day. A poster had three different colour chickens side by side, with the line, “We’re all the same on the inside, Pauline (Hanson). A radio advertisement referring to refugees in Australian prison camps unsewing their lips to eat Nando’s chicken was withdrawn after protests about insensitivity. Now we have some of our very own TV ads for Australia, featuring the larrikin behaviour of Chicken Man, the feather ruffler.


Busker features an inane singer and guitarist who is tolerated by passersby out of pity. Out of nowhere Chicken Man comes and smashes the guitar. “Ruffle some feathers!” (1.25 MB WMV) Click on the image below to play the video.


Carpark provides the answer to lack of marked car spaces. Bring your own spray paint and claim your park. (1.37 MB WMV). Click on the image below to play the video.

Spruiker is the story of Chicken Man lending his weight to the salesman in the jeweller’s shop – a bigger microphone, a bigger amplifier, and better deals. 80% off. 110 % off! (1.25 MB WMV) Click on the image below to play the video.


All were developed by Clemenger Harvie Edge (CHE), Melbourne, under the creative eyes of Andrew Foote and Adam Francis. Production was done at The Money Shot, Tide Digital Editing and Good Audio Sense.

These are all available online at in wmv form.

How Chicken is Made

Also available here is the Australian adaptation of the award winning South African TV ad developed at TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris. It’s been a secret for hundreds of years, a secret brought to Australia by our Portugese ancestors. This closely guarded secret is the mystery behind our delicious flame-grilled peri peri chicken. Now at last we are ready to show the world the secret of how Nando’s chicken is made… the bonking chicken. Click on the image below to play the video.


The South African Wando’s campaign, developed at The Jupiter Drawing Room, set up a fictional imitator Wando’s, giving Nando’s the chance to run with a double entendre tag line, “Our cock’s bigger than theirs”. Click on the image below to play the video.

Striptease and Robbery

Freshwater Films, a South African film production company, features another two Nando’s adverts.