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35 jobs at new Mexican eatery

Thursday, 16th February, 2017 1:01am

Another new Mexican restaurant is set to open its doors in Cork this month, following on the opening of Boojum last Thursday.

35 jobs are to be created immediately when Zambrero opens in Dennehy’s Cross on 22 February, with more to follow when the Australian restaurant chain opens another outlet in the city centre this year.

The company hopes to open a second Cork store by the end of this summer in Cork city centre creating more jobs.

The Australian restaurant chain opened one store in Dublin last March and are set to open another store there in the next few weeks.

Former Leinster rugby player and Zambrero Ireland General Manager, Darragh Fanning, is behind the company in Ireland. He said that the company will employ up to 200 people nationwide by the end of the year.

The Dubliner said that he is really looking forward to opening in Cork and that the move has been earmarked since last May. He added that he is currently trying to source a city centre space but there is considerable competition for restaurant-suitable spaces.

“Zambrero provides fresh, healthy food for customers while doing its part to eradicate one of the biggest challenges of our time – world hunger.

“I am excited about what the coming year will hold and can’t wait to get started in Cork,” said Darragh.

He discovered Zambrero while playing rugby in Australia with former St Mary’s Dublin Coach Shaun McCarthy, also a key partner in Zambrero’s expansion into Ireland.

“I first came across Zambrero while playing rugby in Australia and was immediately intrigued by the unique values and fresh outlook of the business.

“Zambrero is the kind of quick-service restaurant that Dublin hasn’t seen before and we are now looking forward to opening in Cork and seeing the reaction of the public in Cork to our offering,” said Darragh.

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 21.

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