WASHINGTON — Six D.C. United soccer players will be manning the grills at the newest Nando’s Peri-Peri location in Rosslyn April 12, raising money for the team’s youth development charity.
Nando’s will donate 100 percent of the day’s proceeds to DC SCORES, the team’s charity partner that runs free after-school soccer and literacy programs for at-risk D.C.-area youth.
D.C. United teammates will pull grill duty from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Rosslyn Nando’s at 1800 North Lynn Street joined salad chain Sweetgreen and vegetarian-focused restaurant The Little Beet at the new Central Place complex. A Cava Mezze Grill will also open there soon.
Nando’s has made partnerships with local sports teams and their charities a grand opening tradition at its restaurants.
The Rosslyn Nando’s is the company’s 41st U.S. location.
Nando’s is the largest collector of South African contemporary art, with its collections displayed at its restaurants. The Rosslyn restaurant will feature a portrait by self-taught Johannesburg artist Nqabutho Phakathi.
The company opened its first U.S. location in 2008 in D.C.’s Chinatown. Almost all of its U.S. locations are in D.C., Maryland and Virginia, with others in the Chicago area.