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Local Belfast brothers David and Andrew Maxwell have purchased the much loved Mexican burrito brand Boojum.

Boojum operates five Mexican burrito bars and has built a strong reputation as the number one burrito brand in all of Ireland. Boojum was founded in 2007 by John and Karen Blisard, and has grown to become the largest Mexican fast casual chain in Ireland, with restaurants in Dublin, Belfast and Galway and serves up award winning burritos, tacos, salads and rice bowls to thousands of customers every day.

“Boojum is one of the most exciting and dynamic restaurant concepts to hit Ireland in recent times,” said David Maxwell. “We’re excited about the brand and the excellent opportunities to expand throughout Ireland and the UK over the coming years.” “Boojum is synonymous with Mexican cuisine in Ireland and we’re keen to bring Boojum’s fantastic offerings to thousands more new customers in the very near future. ” said ex Ulster Rugby player, Andrew Maxwell. The purchase of Boojum is the pinnacle of a combined 30 years in the UK and US restaurant industry for brothers David and Andrew. “I was privileged to spend 11 unbelievable years as part of my restaurant career in Arizona, where I fell in love with Mexican food and culture,” said David. “Andrew joined me in 2008 after a successful career at Ulster Rugby. We both feel a huge amount of synergy with Boojum, and when the opportunity arose we felt it was right for us and our families.” David Maxwell is looking forward to working with the talented team at Boojum.

“The management and crew at Boojum provide exceptional service. We expect to build on that and create many new jobs as part of our expansion plans in both the north and south. We will continue to source and use only the best local suppliers and companies out there to maintain Boojum as one of the shining lights of the Irish restaurant industry.”

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