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 partner Rise Against Hunger 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 decided to shake things up a bit and started doing things a little differently, opening the first Zambrero in his hometown of 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.


Founder Dr Sam Prince

Our Story

Zambrero was born down under in Australia by entrepreneur Dr. Sam Prince.

From humble beginnings, fast forward over a decade and Zambrero is now Australia’s largest Mexican franchise chain with over 170 restaurants within Australia and across the globe with restaurants in New Zealand, Thailand and Ireland.