World’s most crowdfunded restaurant opens in Manchester

World’s most crowdfunded restaurant opens in Manchester

Chilango, the most successfully crowdfunded restaurant chain in the world, has opened its doors in Manchester as part of its UK-wide expansion.

The London-born Mexican eatery has opened its 11th UK restaurant in Manchester’s Oxford Street after raising £3.4m from crowdfunding.

Chilango’s newest site signifies a further leap in the company’s journey, which plans to open over 50 restaurants across the UK.

The chain is the brainchild of Chicago-born Eric Partaker, and keen-traveller Dan Houghton; a pair of passionate entrepreneurs who had an idea and watched it explode.

Partaker said: “We’ve been desperate to expand our brand across the UK for some time now, and Manchester was the natural move up into the north for us.

 “Manchester has a fantastic buzz and vibrancy, as does Chilango, so we think the brand and neighbourhood will work hand in hand to make this a great success.

“We are very excited.”