This is when a new Mexican restaurant El Mexicana will open its doors in Doncaster

A brand new Mexican restaurant has announced an opening date for its first ever branch in Doncaster.

Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 12:38 pm
Updated Monday, 10th February 2020, 5:09 pm

Chain restaurant El Mexicana is scheduled to open at Lakeside Village Outlet in April – becoming the latest eating out name to hit the town.

The 'grab and go burrito bar’ already has 17 branches across the UK and the Doncaster outlet has been funded with a seven figure funding deal.

The deal has been brokered by ThinCats, the leading alternative lender to mid-sized small and medium enterprises.

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El Mexicana is coming to Doncaster.

The funding will allow the business to acquire new sites and modernise facilities with self-service kiosks.

Established in 2011, the aim over the next two years is to expand the number of branches to 22.

The business is run by managing directors John Coverley and Paul Stagg, who together bring over two decades of experience managing outlets in the “food-to-go” and “fast-casual” market.

With the popularity of Mexican food continuing to grow across the UK, John and Paul saw an opportunity to expand further by opening a Doncaster branch.

The loan will be used to support the business’s growth strategy including the opening of new sites, acquisitions and capital expenditure.

Mr Coverly said “We’re excited to be working with ThinCats as part of our ambitious growth strategy.”

Stuart Thompson, Regional Director Business Development, ThinCats said “This is an excellent business, with an exciting product, run by two experienced businessmen. We are delighted to support this growth.”