Who is Zambrero?
Zambrero is Mexican with a Mission! A fresh, healthy quick-service Mexican restaurant franchise and a humanitarian enterprise committed to helping end world hunger.
What does ‘Mexican with a Mission’ mean?
Zambrero is a Mexican restaurant franchise on a mission to help eradicate world hunger in our lifetime. Our Plate 4 Plate initiative is how we achieve this.
PLATE 4 PLATE
How does the Plate 4 Plate initiative work?
The initiative is simple and one that makes a big impact. Every time a customer purchases a burrito or bowl at Zambrero, a meal is donated to someone in need in the developing world through our key distribution partner, Rise Against Hunger.
Locally, Zambrero donates a meal to someone in an underprivileged Australian community every time a customer purchases a product from our Grab & Go range. To ensure the meals are donated to those in need, Zambrero partners with Foodbank Australia.
For more information, visit our Plate 4 Plate page.
What is a donated meal?
Rise Against Hunger meal packs are a highly nutritious combination of dehydrated rice, soy and vegetables fortified with 23 essential vitamins and minerals, specifically designed to combat malnutrition.
The meals have been made to store easily and transport quickly, as well as being designed to easily adapt to the local culture that the meals are delivered to, allowing communities to add their own spices and additions that suit local culture and tastes.
For more information, visit our Plate 4 Plate page.
What is Rise Against Hunger?
Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief agency and Zambrero’s international distribution partner that directs Plate 4 Plate meals to where they are needed most. Rise Against Hunger packs and distributes food to countries where many do not have access to adequate nutrition, primarily through school feeding programs.
How many meals has Zambrero donated?
Zambrero has donated over 24 million meals for those in need worldwide since it was established in 2005.
Our goal is to donate a billion meals by 2025.
Visit our homepage to find the most up to date number of Plate 4 Plate meals donated.
Does Zambrero’s Mission include Australia?
Our friends at Foodbank report 2.2 million Australians are living in poverty and 10.9% of those are children. One in 4 pensioners live in or close to poverty and 105,000 Australians are homeless.
That’s why in 2015, Zambrero extended our humanitarian efforts to address the growing problem of hunger here at home through sales of our Grab & Go range.
Every time a product from our Grab & Go range is sold, we fund a Foodbank meal for an Australian in need.
To find out more, visit our Plate 4 Plate page.
How do we keep count of the meals donated?
The Zambrero POS system is linked to every Zambrero restaurant in Australia and abroad, allowing us to accurately track the sales of all burritos, bowls, and Grab & Go items. A real-time counter is made publicly available in all Zambrero restaurants as well as on our websites.
Why does Rise Against Hunger and Zambrero focus on school feeding programs?
Providing a meal during school gives parents, particularly in developing nations and poorer communities, an incentive to send their children to school. This helps ensure a child receives their primary school education, the first step in breaking the poverty cycle. Education is a major way to improve the quality of life in disadvantaged communities, whether it be in maternal health, childhood mortality, gender equality or combating HIV/AIDS.
How does Rise Against Hunger determine where to deliver meals?
Rise Against Hunger works with in-country partners who submit food requests for assessment based on the following criteria: need, type of distribution program, size of program, sustainability of program, accountability, resources to pay for shipping and manage customs process, capacity to securely store donated meals, and ability to maintain control of the donated food from receipt to distribution. Partner organisations agree not to barter or sell the donated meals, which keeps the Rise Against Hunger food out of the general market.
FOOD & DRINK
Can I order Zambrero online?
Currently Zambrero customers can order from select restaurants in Victoria and regional New South Wales directly online. For all other restaurants, an ordering form can be downloaded and emailed to your favourite restaurant to place a large order ahead for collection.
Zambrero also partners with a number of companies to get your Zambrero meal delivered straight to your door. Have a look on Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Menulog to see if your local Zambrero delivers to your area.
How do I know if Zambrero can meet my dietary needs?
Zambrero’s menu is made fresh and designed for the individual! We take pride in catering for an array of dietary requirements, with all meals able to be made vegan and vegetarian friendly as well as offering choices that are free of gluten, soy beans, eggs, milk, peanuts and tree nuts.
Please refer to our allergen & diet information or ask our restaurant staff.
How can I find out if you have any offers or discounts?
I want to double check that your beans are vegan?
Our pinto beans are vegan-friendly and have a have a smooth, buttery texture from added vegetable oil, seasoned with onion, tomato paste and garlic.
Do you sell alcohol?
If you're looking to pair your Zambrero meal with an alcoholic drink, a number of our restaurants offer beer, cider, wine and margaritas that you can order when you dine-in. Contact your local Zambrero to find out if they are licensed.
Do you offer catering?
Yes! Zambrero catering is suitable for any event or function with in-restaurant collection or delivery (select restaurants). Contact your nearest restaurant to discuss your requirements and how they can best cater for you.
Is there sugar in the guacamole?
Sugar is added to Zambrero guacamole and is less than a single gram per serve. Zambrero uses a small amount of sugar to balance the flavours of avocado and onion, ensuring we provide our customers with a consistently great tasting guacamole, freshly made every day.
Have you got a kids menu?
Yes! Our Little Heroes Kids Range has been tried, tested and given the thumbs up from kids right around Australia. Served as smaller portions of some of our bigger favourites; bowls, nachos and quesadillas.
Have a look at our Menu for the full list of items and ingredients. We would recommend the chicken as a filling as it's the meat with the least spice
How do I find out the price of menu items?
Prices can be seen on our ordering forms which you can find on your local restaurant page.
I’m allergic to onion / garlic, can you please let me know what I can eat from your menu?
Unfortunately onion and garlic are key ingredients in Mexican cooking. All of our filling options include either onion and/or garlic in the marinade, as do our pinto beans.
Is Zambrero Halal?
While some of our meats are sourced from Halal accredited suppliers, Zambrero is not a Halal approved restaurant. Most of our menu items can be made vegetarian or vegan which may be an alternative for you.
Do you have a loyalty card?
We love our loyal customers and what better way to let them know than by giving them free food! Pick up your Zambrero loyalty card at any restaurant, to get your 10th Classic Burrito or Classic Bowl free!
*See in-store for full T&Cs.
I had a poor experience at one of your restaurants. How should I contact them?
We're sorry your recent experience wasn’t up to our usual standards. Please complete our contact us form to to provide us with more information on your visit so that our team can investigate this for you.
Is Zambrero a franchise?
Zambrero restaurants are 100% franchise owned. We partner with individuals who have the same passion as us to serve fresh, healthy, Mexican food and contribute to help ending world hunger.
Zambrero is Australia’s largest Mexican quick service restaurant franchise.
If you are interested in opening your own Zambrero restaurant, please visit our franchise page.
Where else in the world can I find Zambrero?
We have ambitious plans to donate 1 billion meals by 2025 via our Plate 4 Plate initiative, so in recent years we have expanded beyond Australia into New Zealand, Thailand and Ireland.