Zambrero opens 150th restaurant

By Sarah Stowe | 21 Nov 2016 View comments

Zambrero is extending its menu and growing its franchise chainQuick service Mexican restaurant chain Zambrero is opening its 150th outlet, with another six stores set to start trading before the end of the year.

The new outlets are in Queensland, New South Wales, Tasmania and South Australia.

Rapid growth is set to continue in 2017 with plans for further overseas expansion.

In 2014 the brand opened outlets in Thailand and New Zealand; in March 2016 it unveiled a store in Ireland.

Karim Messih, CEO, said “We attritbute this continual success to our innovative healthy Mexican cuisine, amazing brand culture, passion for customer service, and strong franchisee partnerships which complement Zambrero’s philosophy of serving good food that does good.”

The brand was founded by Dr Sam Prince in 2005, with the goal of establishing a business that also helped people in need.

At its heart is the Plate 4 Plate initiative, which means for every burrito or bowl sold, Zambrero donates one meal to someone in need.

Dr Prince said “I’m thrilled to have reached 150 restaurants and am really proud of the Zambrero team. With the opening of every restaurant we take one more step on the road to end world hunger and to making my vision to donate one billion meals by 2025 a reality.”

More than 11 million meals have so far been donated.

Zambrero has addded to its original range of burrito, taccs and nachos, and is planning a new superfood gluten-free meal for the menu.