Popular Mexican restaurant Benito’s Hat apply for alcohol licence in Hinckley town centre

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 16 October 2021

MEXICAN RESTAURANT Benito’s Hat have shown interest in Hinckley town centre by applying for an alcohol licence.

The Highcross Building unit (Image: Mason Moore) / Benito’s Hat logo (Image: Benito’s Hat)

Benito’s Hat, and their parent company, DGMP Group, have applied for an Alcohol Licence for a currently vacant space inside of the former Quartz nightclub building, based on Regent Street.

If plans do go ahead and it gets approved, this will mark their return to the county of Leicestershire, following their closure inside of the Highcross Shopping Centre back in 2019.

The notice for the alcohol licence was first spotted today (16 October), where it has been signposted on to the windows of the unit that Benito’s are looking to take on.

The Alcohol Licence application (Image: Mason Moore)

It is located one door away from Hinckley’s new town tanning salon, Forever Sun.

Benito’s serve up ‘real Mexican food’ and are well-known for their ‘world famous’ burritos and margaritas.

This would mark their fourth location in total and their second restaurant outside of London.

So far, they have three currently trading restaurants in London, located in Covent Garden and Oxford Circus, and one in Oxford’s Westgate shopping centre

The chain once had a short-lived presence inside of Leicester city centre’s Highcross shopping mall, which opened in June 2018 and closed down in April 2019.

What is Benito’s Hat?

Benito’s is a Mexican restaurant chain which started out with one small store in London, with a team who were passionate about bringing authentic and modern Mexican food to the UK.

It is named after Mexican politician and late 19th century statesman, Benito Juárez, as the chain believed he was a ‘truly modern leader and champion of the people’.

They claim that all of their restaurants have ‘been true to the original ideals’, which makes them ‘one of the most loved up and coming Mexican brands in the country’.

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