L-R James and Sam Hart and Crispin Somerville. Photo: John Carey

Corn Stars: The Hart Group on new taco restaurant El Pastor

By Joe Lutrario

Somewhere making its way across the Atlantic is a shipping container packed with three metric tonnes of corn. According to the calculator on Sam Hart’s iPhone, that should be enough to make 225,000 10cm tortillas, which should keep his soon-to-open Borough taqueria...

Poncho 8's new funding option means that the company could open up to 60 sites by the end of 2016

Poncho 8 secures funding for expansion

By Emma Eversham

Emerging Mexican restaurant chain Poncho 8 has secured funding from a small consortium of private investors in a bid to help it operate up to 20 new stores by the end of 2014. 

Barburrito is aiming for seven sites by the end of this year

Mexican restaurant chain Barburrito to expand

By Emma Eversham

Mexican restaurant brand Barburrito will open its fourth and fifth sites this month as part of plans to grow the estate to seven by the end of this year.