Funky Mexican Cantina is extending its portfolio into Western Australia with a new franchise officially open for business in Mandurah, situated on the water at Dolphin Quay. A second WA franchise will launch shortly after in November at Secret Harbour, Perth.
The team behind this Mexican concept is the same team behind iconic steakhouse, Hog’s Australia, and they’ve been trialling the concept for several years next door to Hog’s headquarters in Cleveland, Brisbane.
Hog’s CEO Ross Worth says the second brand is a valuable addition to the company and was introduced after much research and a trip to the US to uncover hot food trends that would also stand the test of time.
After four successful years in Cleveland, and with an established formula and menu, Worth knew the business was ready for franchising.
One of Hog’s most successful franchisees, Manish Gupta, is at the helm of the new Funky Mexican Cantina Mandurah (Funky’s Mandurah for short) and he’s excited to bring this vibrant new offering to his community.
Gupta is the award-winning franchisee behind Hog’s Mandurah and Eaton, and he is as well known locally for his humanitarian efforts in helping feed the homeless as he is for his achievements as a restaurateur.
“There’s no one better positioned to successfully launch Funky’s in WA than Manish, and we know the locals will love this latest offering,” says Worth.
“The Secret Harbour franchise owner, Glenn Sell, is also part of the Hog’s family as the current owner / operator at our Rockingham location.”
Worth said his team has spent years refining both the model and the menu and he’s confident they have delivered a world-class restaurant serving authentic Mexican cuisine in a unique and vibrant atmosphere.
Funky’s serves a mixture of traditional Mexican recipes along with dishes adapted to suit the Aussie palate, with some of the highlights including the customary tacos, burritos and enchiladas, as well as chimichangas and chorizo burgers. Driving the menu is Mexican-born Group Head Chef, Ariel.
Funky’s will continue to open franchises around Australia with existing Hog’s franchisees keen to embrace the concept first in line, but opportunities are also open to the public. Visit www.funkymexicancantina.com.au for more information.