Mexican restaurant chain Wahaca has launched an online platform to share recipes, cocktail ideas, playlists, activities and news of its charitable initiatives throughout the closure period.

Led by founder Thomasin Miers, ‘Wahaca At Home’, will stream an ongoing video series of Mexican-inspired recipes both on the Wahaca website and through its social media.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming all of our taco fans back to our restaurants as soon as we possibly can,” said Miers.

“But in the meantime we hope they’ll welcome us into their homes to shine a few rays of Mexican sunshine and, of course, help satisfy those cravings for delicious Mexican food at a time when so many of us need to stay indoors.”

Following the Government guidance, Wahaca closed all of its 25 sites last week, including delivery and takeaway operations.

It has said staff were paid as normal until the end of March, and that it is in the process of switching its workers over to the Government’s furlough scheme.

On Friday (27 March) the company released its annual report for the year ended 30 June 2019. Sales were up 4.3% to £50 million (£47.9 million in 2018), and pre-tax losses fell slightly from £4.6 million to £4.2 million.