Sherwood joins Chilango

Chilango recently announced the appointment of Nigel Sherwood, who will be joining the board as a non-executive director to support the company’s ambitious growth plans. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from his current and ongoing role as chief operating officer for Wagamama, as well as in his previous one as managing director of Shake Shack.

After a challenging year for hospitality, Chilango has a raft of new openings planned for 2021 and 2022. Following the success of its regional sites in Manchester, Reading and Brighton, the 14-strong chain is looking for new regional locations as well as further sites in London.

A trial of a digital-only kitchen at its Boxpark Croydon site was a success, acting as a testbed for further digital growth and development, exploring new ways to deliver to customers. Throughout 2020, Chilango was also the most popular Mexican brand on Deliveroo, with its burritos being the fourth best-selling item across the platform.

Sherwood said: “I am delighted to be involved in yet another business with so much potential. I have been impressed with Chilango’s performance in recent months, especially in the midst of a pandemic, and I look forward to supporting the team in their ambitious plans for the future.”

Richard Franks, managing director of Chilango, added: “Nigel’s wealth of experience in the hospitality sector is invaluable, and I can’t think of anyone better to help guide our growth and support our aim to continually improve. He is a perfect fit for our plans going forward.”

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