When Steven Marks moved to Australia from the United States he was appalled by the Mexican food on offer. "I literally went to every single Mexican restaurant in Australia and they sucked, they were horrible," the born and bred New Yorker says.With childhood friend Robert Hazan he launched burrito chain Guzman y Gomez in 2006 "to reintroduce a cuisine to the country".
The Mexican food chain has grown steadily from one store in Sydney's Newtown to 139 around the country, along with stores in Singapore and Japan. Now it's looking to America, with a store launched in Chicago last month.
Guzman y Gomez – named after two of Marks' childhood friends – sells a quick and 'clean' take on Mexican food made from fresh ingredients with no preservatives or additives.
When you come to GYG, you’ll notice that our staff are energetic, passionate and crazy about the food! That’s because every GYG restaurant is designed around our people. Our staff are proud to be part of the GYG family, and they share our mission to give you the best experience from the moment you walk through our door!