Mad Mex awards outstanding contributions in 2023

Mad Mex awards 2023
Mad Mex Erina Fair won the Franchise Restaurant of the Year award. (Source: Erina Fair Lendlease)

Mad Mex has awarded exceptional contributions to its business with this year’s Golden Burrito Awards.

CEO Therese Frangie said “The Golden Burritos go to our absolute top achievers! We’ve had a sensational year with awesome results all around, so picking the finalists and winners was not easy.

“I am so proud of everyone who has been recognised for their role in making Mad Mex the best premium QSR Mexican restaurant chain in Australia. I look forward to continued collaboration and partnership as we head towards another exciting year for the business.”

The four major Golden Burrito award categories and winners:

  • “Bien Chingones” Franchise Restaurant of the Year 2023 (Erina Fair)
  • “Bien Chingones” Business Manager of the Year 2023 (Dennis Cuyugan)
  • “Bien Chingones” Support Office Champion of the Year 2023 (Loane Avenell)
  • “Bien Chingones” Supplier of the Year 2023 (DoorDash)

The five awards and winners in the values category include:

  • Connected Award 2023 (Garry Singh, West Gosford)
  • Cheeky Award 2023 (Prajwal Shrestha, Joondalup)
  • Authentic Award 2023 (Abhi Bhalla and Hitesh Kaushik, Doncaster)
  • Own It Award 2023 (Michael Ong, Randwick)
  • Healthy Award 2023 (Hannah Moerman, Tweed)

This year the business introduced a new menu item, Spicy Yucatan Chicken, and collaborated on the Smith’s x Mad Mex Hot Sauce Chips product.

The company plans to scale its restaurant footprint to 100 by 2026 and has seen same-store sales increase by an average of 25 per cent each month over the last 12 months.