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Learn more about the new Cantina de Mad Mex bar and restaurant

QSR Media talks to Clovis Young, founder and CEO of Mad Mex, to discuss its newest concept.

QSR Media: How would you describe the brand Cantina de Mad Mex?

Clovis Young: It’s a game changer for the business. Designed for the future to cater for the growing trend towards a quality, casual dining experience with all the edge and fun expected from Mad Mex.

QSR Media: How do you think that Cantina de Mad Mex will affect the Mad Mex brand?

Young: Mad Mex offers the freshness , colour and flavour the brand is known for in a fast service and quality food. Cantina de Mad Mex will be a dining and drinking experience with a typically larger footprint , a dedicated bar all in a relaxed atmosphere. Cantina will always be located within existing or new dining precincts rather than food courts.

QSR Media: How are your customers reacting to it?

Young: The response has been overwhelming and the market has responded accordingly. The “Chatter” on social media is always a good indication of any new store format and we have seen strong patronage.

QSR Media: Tell us a little bit about the journey and what was behind making this strategic decision for the brand?

Young: Cantina de Mad Max was born of a vision and desire to create a great casual dining Mexican experience which could deliver on the fun and good times that customers expect from a Mexican bar and restaurant. The Mexican space has evolved considerably since 2008. As the market is forever changing we have seen increased opportunities from shopping centres and our customers a dining experience in addition to great fresh food. Cantina offers all this and more along with the typical Mad Mex irreverence.

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