Benito's Hat set to open new Aldgate site

11 February 2014 by
Benito's Hat set to open new Aldgate site

Mexican-style restaurant chain Benito's Hat is set to open its sixth site on Leadenhall Street near Aldgate, east London.

Set to open in mid-March, the all-day, 55-seat, 1,800 sq ft restaurant and bar will span three floors, and serve the familiar menu of burritos, tacos and salads developed by executive chef Felipe Fuentez-Cruz.

It will also help minimise customer queuing time with a "Margarita and Mojito Bar" on the second floor, a "Salsa Bar", and two burrito lines. There will also be in-store electronic ordering screens to help speed up the ordering process.

The site plans to offer free delivery to any customers within a mile radius.

The Leadenhall Street opening is the second for Benito's Hat since Farringdon in November last year, following a £1.4m investment in the brand from Calculus Capital.

Founder Ben Fordham said the Leadenhall Street location was well-placed for high footfall.

He added: "It will provide a fresh and exciting food and drink offering that is ideally suited to the fast pace of the City."

Founded in 2008, the brand now has five other sites across the capital, comprising Farringdon, King's Cross, Covent Garden, Oxford Street and the original: Goodge Street. Fordham has confirmed that the company is looking to bring its number to 10 by the end of 2014.

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