Australian-based Mexican eatery adding to Chicago footprint

Guzman y Gomez is opening a fourth restaurant next week in Chicago’s Buffalo Grove at 120 McHenry Road.

Guzman y Gomez co-CEO Steven Marks, a native New Yorker who founded the Mexican restaurant in 2006 in Australia, said the brand has over 200 locations in Australia, Singapore, Japan and the US.

“2023 has been an incredible year for GYG, we opened 27 restaurants across the world including our 200th restaurant in Cairns (Australia),” Marks said in a company press release. “We are so excited to open our fourth restaurant in the Chicagoland area, introduce the Buffalo Grove Community to our incredible authentic Mexican flavors and show everyone our GYG energy and love.”

GYG Buffalo Grove will offer the local community the same authentic Mexican flavors with a made-to-order menu including; burritos, bowls, nachos, tacos, nacho fries and the Cali burrito — a burrito with fries in it.

The chain will open over 40 locations in Australia per year with a path to at least 1,000 restaurants.

Source: FastCasual

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