Further expansion for Thomasina Miers’s bright and breezy Mexican street food chain, Wahaca, with another site planned near London’s Liverpool Street station. The brand’s 17th venue sounds like a bit of a monster, spread over two floors and inhabiting 4,200 square feet.
And it seems as though they’ve called in the big guns to help them acquire this piece of real estate. Leisure property agency, Shelley Sandzer, who helped launch brands such as Patty & Bun and recently Maple & Fitz, closed the deal on behalf of Wahaca.
The menu will feature Miers’s familiar twist on Mexican street food with tacos, burritos, salads, enchiladas, and nachos, as well as tequila cocktails, fruit mocktails, and Mexican beer. Although expanding rapidly Wahaca has very few sites outside of the M25 comfort zone, with a restaurant in Cardiff and one in Kent’s Bluewater shopping centre.
The chain’s rating in our survey has dipped slightly since last year with a growing contingent of reporters insisting that they “just don’t get it”. The strain of growth beginning to show perhaps?