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Mexican fast-food chain rolls out Paddington store

BGF News 03.10.2013

Award-winning burrito independent Barburrito opens its seventh outlet in Paddington Train Station on March 22nd 2013.

Fiona Thomson of Network Rail commented “The fast-casual dinning experience offered by Barburrito was the perfect fit for our high footfall station that welcomes over 50 million people annually”.

The 560sqft unit in the Lawn area of the station builds on the established Barburrito brand with contemporary seating and interiors designed by London based interior design company Caulder Moore.

As part of its calculated expansion plans for the UK, Chairman Colin Hughes (formally Head of Retail Operations at EAT and Pret A Manger) reveals his excitement about the London opening; “I am delighted that we have established our first Barburrito in the capital. Our recent £3.25 million investment from the Business Growth Fund will enable us to take the UK’s first burrito business into many locations across London.”

The company, co-founded and headed by former management consultants Morgan Davies and Paul Kilpatrick, additionally operate stores in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds and is currently experiencing 18% like-for-like growth YTD.

Davies quotes: “Having opened the UK’s first burrito bar back in 2005 in Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens, we are delighted to have opened our London operation in such a high profile location. Paddington Station is a London icon and the perfect platform for our forthcoming expansion in the capital.

The UK burrito race is now on and, with a growing national presence, Barburrito is well positioned to achieve our mission, to be the most loved burrito brand in the UK.”

The new Paddington Station store has created a further 20 jobs within the company who now employs over 120 staff. As a result of the BGF expansion, Barburrito expect to create approximately 250 new jobs over the next 3-4 years.