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    Analysis & Insight

    Contactless brands: Chilango’s digital-only trial


    If the pandemic has highlighted anything, it is that human beings crave contact. Those everyday interactions mean so much and have been sorely missed over the past 12 months. So it felt like counter-intuitive for a hospitality brand to move away from human contact with its customers altogether, towards a purely digital experience. 

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    Chilango to launch digital-only restaurant


    Chilango is to open its first digital-only restaurant at Boxpark in Croydon as the brand looks to capitalise on the growth in online ordering during the pandemic.

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    Chilango sold out of administration


    Chilango has been sold out of administration, securing 10 of its 11 restaurants.The burrito brand announced today that administrators RSM had secured a sale of the group to investment firm RD Capital Partners in a deal that will save 130 jobs.Last month, Chilango filed a notice of intention to appoint administrators as a result of pressures caused by the coronavirus lockdown, having already gone through a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) at the end of 2019.

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    Chilango gives notice of intent to appoint administrators


    Burrito chain Chilango has given notice of its intention to appoint administrators, in a further blow to bond-holders.

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    Restaurants relaunch delivery options


    Bone Daddies, Meatliquor and The Coconut Tree are among the latest restaurant operators to reopen select sites on a takeaway only basis.

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    Azzurri shuts entire estate


    Azzurri Group is to close all Ask, Zizzi and Coco di Mama restaurants from today, CEO Steve Holmes has announced.

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    Franks made MD at Chilango


    Burrito brand Chilango has promoted Richard Franks to managing director.

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    Houghton consulting with Vita Mojo and City Pantry


    Chilango co-founder Dan Houghton is working with Vita Mojo and City Pantry on a consultant basis after stepping down from co-leading the burrito brand.

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    Chilango CVA approved


    Chilango’s CVA proposals have been approved with the support of the majority of its creditors and shareholders.

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    Chilango CEOs to step down


    Chilango co-CEOs Eric Partaker and Dan Houghton are to step down from the struggling burrito brand following a financial restructuring.

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    The Dom Walsh Awards


    Our monthly columnist from The Times hands out his annual awards to brands and operators who have made the past 12 months newsworthy – for better or for worse…

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    Chilango expected to launch CVA


    Burrito chain Chilango is expected to launch a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) to avoid administration, City AM reports.

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    Chilango in restructuring talks with RSM


    Burrito brand Chilango is in talks with RSM over a potential restructuring, City A.M. reports.

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    Wrap stars: how Tortilla won the burrito wars


    Brandon Stephens and Richard Morris’ Californian-inspired brand Tortilla has come out on top in the burrito wars and looks to be eyeing a sale, writes Restaurant magazine’s Joe Lutrario.

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    Chilango boosts throughput by 22.5% with kiosk tech


    Burrito brand Chilango has boosted its throughput by up to 22.5% during busy periods after installing self-ordering kiosks, CEO Eric Partaker has revealed.

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    ​Bleecker appoints Smith as FD


    Bleecker Burger has appointed former Chilango financial director Antonia Smith in the same role, MCA understands.

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    'Are you strong enough to withstand an unbranded attack? I hope so.'


    Operators concerned about delivery platforms using their data to create their own virtual restaurants should focus instead on ensuring they have a strong enough brand to compete, Chilango co-founder Dan Houghton has told MCA.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Appealing to the masses


    Over the past few years, as traditional lenders have become more cautious, crowdfunding has become an increasingly attractive option for operators looking to finance growth. While recent months have seen some high-profile crowdfunding successes, there have also been some dramatic failures. Helen Gilbert and Georgi Gyton spoke to experts from AlixPartners, The Crowdfunding Centre and ECF Solutions to get their views on crowdfunding’s impact on the sector.

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    Chilango appoints marketing director; aims for double


    Chilango has appointed Katie Lister, currently Byron’s interim director of food and marketing, as its new marketing director, MCA has learnt.

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    Chilango launches £1m bond


    Mexican quick-service chain, Chilango, has announced the launch of second Burrito Bond.