Barburrito has acquired buritto chain Pinto Mexican Kitchen, which comprises five Pinto restaurants positioned in high footfall locations in Edinburgh and Glasgow. The acquisition gives Barburrito a key strategic platform for further growth in Scotland. The operation will initially continue to operate under the Pinto brand and then will rebranded under the new look Barburrito brand over the next six months.
The business share many similarities including a passion for world class food and great service.
BGF total investment of £11.35m in the business since March 2012 covers the business’s existing estate of restaurants supports Barburrito’s expansion plans and the continued roll-out of its restaurants across the UK. Barburrito plans to increase the number of sites it operates to 25 over the next 18 months.
Morgan Davies, CEO of Barburrito, commented: “We are thrilled to have acquired the Pinto business. It is a well-run operation with five great locations in Scotland, a key focus area for us. Having grown up in Scotland, I am personally delighted that we are expanding here. We are serious about establishing Barburrito as a UK wide operation and this key acquisition in Scotland, affirms our position as the leading burrito bar operator outside of London.
As the UK’s first burrito bar we are now proud to be operating 17 restaurants across 8 major cities”.