Australian quick-service restaurant chain Zambrero, which specialises in fresh, healthy Mexican food, opened its first European restaurant on Dublin City’s Hatch Street on March 23rd.
Creating over 70 jobs, the move is spearheaded by former Leinster rugby star and Zambrero Ireland General Manager, Darragh Fanning, who discovered Zambrero while playing rugby in Australia with former St Mary’s College RFC First Team Coach Shaun McCarthy, also a key partner in Zambrero’s expansion into the Irish market.
Zambrero was founded by medical doctor, entrepreneur and philanthropist Dr Sam Prince in 2005, who opened the first restaurant in Canberra, Australia, while still a medical student at just 21 years of age. While working in a restaurant to put himself through university, Dr Sam Prince became interested in setting up one of his own, and combined with his love of Mexican food, the idea for Zambrero was born. Since then, over 110 branches of Zambrero have opened their doors across each state in Australia, with the chain recently expanding into Thailand, New Zealand and now Europe.
Zambrero Dublin places great importance on providing healthy, traditional Mexican food such as burritos, tacos, quesadillas and more using fresh ingredients that leave customers truly satisfied – but this is Mexican with a Mission. For each meal bought in its restaurants, Zambrero donates a plate of nutritious food to the developing world through its Plate 4 Plate initiative, and truly believes world hunger can be eradicated one plate at a time. Founded on the ethos that nobody should be hungry, Zambrero is a vehicle to empower a social movement dedicated to the provision of food for those in need. To date, almost 8,000,000 meals have been donated. There will be a meal counter on the wall of the Irish restaurant so that customers can see their contribution make an instant difference.
The chain also offers gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan options.
Four Zambrero branches are set to open in Ireland by the end of 2016, creating over 70 jobs and bringing over €2 million into the Irish economy.
For more information visit www.zambrero.com.
The CareersPortal Team