South African chain Nando’s is about hot-spiced, flame-grilled chicken. Peri-peri, for the uninitiated, is a vinegary, chili-laden sauce in which they marinate the meat. Choose the spice level you want (it ranges from tongue-scorching to plain), order at the counter (including beer and wine), and staff brings the meal to your table. It’s akin to fast food, but a winning step up.

Check out the walls: they hang original artworks by South African artists.