Zambrero, a healthy quick-service restaurant chain and humanitarian enterprise, has announced the opening of two new Dublin-based locations.

Spearheaded by former Leinster rugby pro, Darragh Fanning, the Australian chain, which specialises in fresh, healthy Mexican food, recently opened the doors of its fourth Irish restaurant and first franchise, located at Beacon South Quarter, Sandyford.
A second restaurant will open on Parnell Street in mid-November.

Commenting at the launch Darragh Fanning said: “I first came across Zambrero while playing rugby in Australia and was instantly intrigued by the unique values and fresh outlook of the business.
“Two years later, I’m pleased to say this season marks an exciting time for Zambrero in Ireland.

“The opening of our fourth and fifth stores in the heart of the capital is testament to the huge demand for our offering and the uniqueness it brings to Ireland’s food scene.
“I am excited for what the next 12 months has in store and look forward to customers experiencing our food and brand-new coffee offering.”

The chain offers classic Mexican favourites, as well as gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan options.
Menu choices include slow-cooked meats marinated with spices and natural herbs; the freshest of accompaniments, from crisp cos lettuce to fiery jalapenos; six speciality sauces exclusive to Zambrero; and a range of sides.

Zambrero Beacon South Quarter is operated by franchisees Cameron and Marina Matthews.
Speaking at the restaurant opening, Cameron said: “Marina and I have been seeking a career change for some time now.
“The Zambrero franchise opportunity instantly appealed to us due to the company’s pace of growth internationally and its brand values.

“We are really thrilled to be opening Ireland’s fourth Zambrero in Sandyford today and look forward to playing our part in Zambrero’s future success.”