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British chains winning battle for Tex Mex market share

British chains winning battle for Tex Mex market share

British-founded Tex Mex chains have raced ahead of their US counterparts when it comes to dominating the sector in the UK, it has been claimed. The likes of Benito’s Hat, Wahaca and Tortilla have educated the market on the virtues of Mexican food after US-based operators “struggled” to establish a Tex Mex market in the

Chipotle’s UK profitability ‘impacted’ by illness incidents that rocked US business

Chipotle Mexican Grill has conceded for the first time that an E.coli outbreak which rocked its US operations “adversely impacted” the sales and profitability of its UK operations last year. Accounts logged with Companies House last week reveal that UK sales fell 5% to £7.8m for the year to 31 December 2016, while gross losses

POWER LIST 2016, MARKET MOVERS: Rudolf Plazinski, European Facilities Specialist, Chipotle

Mexican burrito chain Chipotle’s global store estate now spans 2,000 units, underscoring its status as one of the fastest-growing foodservice chains in the world. The vast majority of the group’s business is anchored in its native US market, but here in the UK it is steadily making a name for itself in the grab-and-go market.

Chipotle Grill turns to former Costa UK boss to fire up European business

American restaurant giant Chipotle Mexican Grill is pinning its hopes on Costa Coffee’s former UK boss to ignite its European business. The chain has hired Jim Slater, who also worked for Bombay Sapphire Gin and Sunderland FC, as its managing director for Europe due to his “vast” background in building successful brands. In his UK-based

Industry Q&A: Equipment training for chains

Training may be seen as an optional extra for some multi-site operators, but for Chipotle’s UK operation the support it has had from key equipment supplier Electrolux has proved invaluable. FEJ caught up with Laura Abbott, Electrolux’s business development manager for the UK and Ireland, to get her take on why the brand sees training

Chipotle masters catering equipment maintenance

Foodservice equipment maintenance can become a huge expense for an operator if it is not managed properly, but high-flying Mexican chain Chipotle claims to be benefitting from the personalised service and training offered by one of its major catering equipment partners in the UK. The Mexican burrito chain Chipotle’s global store estate is on the

Editor’s view: Market disruptors will come from all angles in 2016

As we head towards a new year, there’s nothing to suggest the next 12 months won’t herald the sort of operator appetite for expansion that we have seen in 2015. It’s difficult to pinpoint a operator that hasn’t enlarged their estate this year and while the tactics being deployed may vary depending on site availability