July 20, 2016

UK’S FIRST MEXIco RESTAURANT OPENS AT INTU DERBY

Chimichanga rolled out their new branding concept ‘MEXIco’ for the first time on July 1st at intu Derby to bring the authentic taste of Mexican cuisine to the UK.

The letting was secured in January 2016 in the heart of Intu Derby’s newly revamped dining quarter ‘Eat Central’, where Zizzi, Joe’s Kitchen, Byron Burger and Yo! Sushi opened last year.

Alan Pearson of FHP’s Retail and Leisure team comments:

“Intu Derby is the first place that Chimichanga have rolled out their new concept and it looks great. It’s been warmly received by the shoppers of intu Derby, providing another cuisine to the centre’s expanding leisure mix.”

The menu was developed by Johnny Hernandez, a chef renowned for his Mexican cuisine, who has worked in top restaurants in Las Vegas, New York and recently cooked for President Obama. He’s developed a menu to bring fresh authentic Mexican recipes to the UK, including his signature dish of puffed tacos and a cocktail menu that isn’t shy on tequila.

Johnny commented:

“What we’re doing different is that I’ve created a menu that has a broad appeal. You could bring a family here, a foodie, or hold a business meeting over lunch. I wanted to create a versatile environment and that is reflected in the food and vibe.”

Each detail of the restaurant has been hand picked specifically for Derby, even down to the artwork which was sourced from the markets of Mexico.

For more information, please contact Alan Pearson on 0115 841 1138 or email alan@fhp.co.uk

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