Following guidance from the UK government we have had to make the difficult move to close our Wahaca restaurants until further notice. We had hoped, for many reasons, to be able to remain open for a little while longer but understand that this is the right thing to do for our customers, staff and business.
Like so many others that we know in the hospitality industry, we have found ourselves in the tough position of having to make critical choices to ensure the public’s health, the livelihood of our teams and our suppliers have all been considered in the decisions we make to move our business forward at this tricky time. And over the last week, as part of this, we have done everything in our control to ensure that our staff are treated as fairly as possible during this uncertain and turbulent time.
Wahaca has not only been our livelihood but our lives and an extension of our family since we opened our first restaurant in Covent Garden in 2007. We set out to bring the sunshine and tacos of Mexico to the UK, and although things may not feel quite so full of sunshine right now our focus is to make sure Wahaca survives this difficult time. To do this we will have to come together with our friends in hospitality and importantly will need the government to step up and support the industry as they have promised – it is so desperately required. Please continue to do what you can to support those with their doors still open, the more we can do with our local communities, businesses and friends right now the better.
Thank you for your loyalty and passion, and especially for all the kind support we have had over the last couple of weeks. We hope you all stay safe and healthy and look forward to welcoming you back for tacos (and of course a freshly shaken margarita) in sunnier times.
Stay safe and thank you for your continued support.
Mark and Tommi