ELECTRICAL issues have forced a new restaurant in Reading town centre to close its doors and operate as a ‘dark kitchen’.

Zambrero’s, a Mexican restaurant and takeaway, opened for business on Queen Victoria Street, on Friday, April 14, but has already been forced to close due to “electrical problems”.

According to the general manager, Daniel Teleanu, Zambrero’s will operate as a ‘dark kitchen’ until it can reopen in September.

A ‘dark kitchen’ is an eatery that operates on delivery only, so Zambrero’s will be offering Mexican dishes on Deliveroo and Uber Eats for online ordering only.

Daniel said the dark kitchen should be “live from next week if everything goes as planned”.

Following this, Zambrero’s is working towards reopening its store at the beginning of September with another grand opening.

Similar to the grand opening in April, Zambrero’s will be giving away 1000 free burritos to lucky customers.

The Australian chain restaurant serves Mexican classics including burritos, nachos and quesadillas.

Zambrero’s mission is to 'fight against world hunger' through its Plate 4 Plate scheme. Plate 4 Plate means every time someone purchases a burrito or bowl, Zambrero sends a nutritious meal to someone in need in the developing world.

Meals donated by Zambrero are packed, stored and distributed by Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief charity, through school feeding programmes.

Updates to follow with official opening dates.