What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a chicken burrito? If it’s ‘mm, delicious,’ then you’re not wrong. But did you know that, at the right restaurant, the burrito’s powers can actually extend beyond tastiness?
Since it was first founded in Canberra back in 2005, Zambrero has received numerous accolades for its humanitarian initiatives via Plate 4 Plate. When it comes to running an ethical business, this Mexican restaurant chain is walking the walk and talking the talk.
The fight against world hunger
Zambrero’s most well-known initiative is Plate 4 Plate. Together with hunger relief agency Stop Hunger Now, they deliver nutritious meals to people in need across Africa, Asia and the Americas. For every burrito or bowl purchased, a meal is given to someone who really needs it. To date, more than 11 million meals have been donated.
How amazing is that? (We realise this could come across as a token rhetorical question) Seriously guys, take a moment to think about what an incredible achievement this is for a growing Mexican restaurant franchise.
Supporting higher welfare farming
In very exciting news, a few months ago Zambrero made the decision to serve 100% RSPCA Approved chicken nationally. By making this switch, they’ve branched out into a whole new area of ethical eating. Customers ordering a chicken burrito (or bowl) can feel good knowing that they’re supporting higher welfare farming and the fight against world hunger. We told you the chicken burrito is good for more than just an excellent meal!
With more and more consumers caring about where their food comes from, it’s great to see an increasing number of restaurants putting humane food on the menu.
We all want to leave the world a bit better than we found it. That’s why we’re thrilled to be working with a forward-thinking fresh, healthy Mexican company like Zambrero and hope that they inspire other businesses to think and act ethically too.
For those of you with a keen interest to find out more about the Zambrero Plate 4 Plate initiative, check out their blog.
Do you have a question about what RSPCA Approved means for chickens? Here are some frequently asked questions and watch our video.