Zambrero's mexican restaurant hands plate around

For every plate of food one buys at Albury’s new Tex-Mex restaurant, Zambrero, the operators will donate a meal in a developing country.

Opening tomorrow on the corner of Dean and David streets, it is Australia’s 39th of a franchise listed by Business Review Weekly as one of the fastest growing.

A 21-year-old medical student, Sam Prince, started the business in Canberra in 2005.

It funds aid and development projects in Africa, Asia and the Americas through its Plate 4 Plate program.

The company said it had provided more than one million meals to people living in poverty.

After the success of their Wagga restaurant, franchisees brothers Mina and Fadi Barsoum and David Weise have decided to open another in Albury.

Wearing a T-shirt that says “Make tacos not war”, Fadi said yesterday that he was drawn to the Zambrero franchise not only for the great product but the concept behind it.

“It’s a good feeling that by eating somewhere you’re helping someone in need,” he said.

“All you have to do is come and eat a burrito and you feel good about it because you’re helping someone.”

Fadi said his aim was to provide top quality customer service at the Albury restaurant, believing it was the most important aspect of a successful business.

It opens at 10am.

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