We are Mexican with a Mission

What is it that makes our food so satisfying? 
Ask anyone working at Zambrero what they do for a living, they will tell you this:
They’re helping end world hunger, not just yours.
Thanks to our Plate 4 Plate initiative every burrito or bowl you buy donates a meal to someone in need.
With our partners Rise Against Hunger and Foodbank our goal is to donate 1 billion meals by 2025.
To achieve this, we’ll continue to keep your mouths watering with the freshest, most innovative Mexican.
We know to help the hungry of the world, we first have to make you hungry.



Sam's Story

As a fresh-faced, ambitious 21-year-old medical student, entrepreneur Dr. Sam Prince recognised that Australia lacked a choice for healthy, fresh Mexican cuisine. In 2005, whilst still studying, he opened his first Zambrero restaurant in his hometown of Braddon, Canberra.

But Sam’s extraordinary story does not stop there. With parents raised in rural Sri Lanka, Sam was always motivated, through his parents' life experience, to start a business that would help those less fortunate than himself.

Sam wanted to serve good food that did good. Which led him to create an initiative that would in turn deliver millions of meals to people in need the world over and make an impact on the state of world hunger. He called it Plate 4 Plate.

Living by the motto that his mother passed down to him, “expand your life to the limits of your mind and expand your mind to the limits of your life,” Sam has set up six other successful businesses, all with a humanitarian focus, including not-for-profit, One Disease.

Founder Dr Sam Prince

Taking Zambrero from Canberra to the world

Zambrero is now one of Australia’s fastest growing franchise chains. From humble beginnings in Canberra, fast forward to 2014, and we were celebrating our 50th restaurant opening in Hervey Bay, Queensland.

Continue even further to 2018 and Zambrero now has over 165 restaurants within Australia and has expanded overseas with restaurants in New Zealand, Thailand and Ireland.

mexican with a mission


What's better than a burrito?
A burrito on the go. 

And that's exactly what we brought to Australia. Zambrero Joondalup opened in Perth in September of 2013, serving Australians their first taste of Mexican food through a drive thru.

In 2018, Zambrero Franchise Partners are now serving our delicious fresh Mexican from stand alone restaurants to food trucks to kiosks to drive-thrus and service stations.



We champion our Plate 4 Plate initiative, but we’re not only humanitarian at Zambrero.

We want to ensure that everything that we do, right down from the sourcing of our meat, through to our food packaging is sustainable and ethical. 

We want our customers to feel good in the knowledge that 100% of our chickens farmed through the Australian supplier Cordina are RSPCA Approved and that 100% of the pork served in our restaurants is sow-stall free. 

When it comes to our packaging, we choose certified carbon-neutral packaging provided by Biopak, made from sustainably sourced and rapidly renewable sugar cane pulp that reduces C02 emissions.

And, as innovation continues, so will our commitment to being socially conscious.