Mexican chain Benito's Hat has opened its fifth site, located in Farringdon, London, and announced plans to double its estate after securing a £1.4m investment.
The branch will be its first in the city and is part of a planned brand roll-out facilitated by investment from Calculus Capital.
Co-owner Ben Fordham said he had plans to double the Benito's Hat estate in the next year.
The Farringdon site and next year's openings, which it is hoped will be both in London and outside the capital, will feature electronic ordering screens so that customers don't have to queue, and an app will be launched that enables click and collect ordering.
New salsas have also been developed by the Pueblan-born executive head chef, Felipe Fuentes Cruz including tropical caramelised-pineapple and habanero; chipotle and ginger ketchup; dried prawn and toasted sesame and spicy salsa diabla.
All the sites will feature exposed brick walls, wooden benches, industrial-style bucket lights and a copper-fronted bar.