Doors open on Hemel Hempstead’s new Tex Mex restaurant offering today, as part of the rapidly-developing Jarman Fields complex.
Chiquito promises to bring a ‘new Tex-Mex flavour’ to the town and has created 50 local jobs ahead of the opening night.
A pre-opening event for lucky guests was held yesterday evening as a trial run for the real event.
A Gazette-run competition to win a meal for four at the new eatery saw an unprecedented number of entries with more than 500 people correctly answering the question and the winner, chosen at random, was Lianne Coundon of Hemel Hempstead.
Lianne will join other diners at the restaurant’s official debut this evening.
A spokesman for the chain said food lovers in Hemel will be able to enjoy a menu featuring dishes such as sizzling fajitas, juicy prime beef burgers, loaded nachos, packed burritos, mango glazed cod and Mexican paella.
Nationwide, Chiquito has 81 restaurants with plans to open further restaurants in 2015.
The Hemel Hempstead unit will be open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 11pm and on Sundays from 9am to 10.30pm.
To book call 01442 211371 or visit www.chiquito.co.uk/
At the same complex, American diner Coast To Coast is set to open at the start of January.
The restaurant chain, which boasts flavours from the East to West coasts of the United States as well as a fabulous cocktail menu, is hiring – click here to apply.