Zambrero is celebrating the opening of its 150th quick service Mexican restaurant, 11 years after its launch.
Zambrero Oxenford in south Queensland and Zambrero Tamworth in NSW opened hours apart, representing the brand’s 149th and 150th opening, respectively.
The two most recent openings will be followed in quick succession by another six restaurants in South Australia, Tasmania and NSW, all opening before the end of this year.
Rapid growth is set to continue in 2017 with plans for further global expansion (there are outlets in New Zealand, Ireland and Thailand).
“We attribute 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,” said chief executive officer Karim Messih.
Zambrero was founded by Dr Sam Prince in 2005, whose aim was to establish a successful business that also helped people in need. At the heart of its business model is the Plate 4 Plate initiative, which means for every burrito or bowl sold, Zambrero donates one meal to someone in need.
“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,” said Prince.
“For Zambrero, the future means ending world hunger and inviting the world to join us in our movement, either as a happy customer, a franchise partner or a future employee, as we continue to expand rapidly.”
Zambrero’s menu includes burritos, tacos and nachos, as well as newer items including the Powerbowl and IQ range.