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Why Mad Mex is exiting Singapore, Malaysia

Flexitarian eating is on the rise Mad Mex CEO Clovis Young says. Image: Supplied
This week, Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex reacquired 50 per cent ownership of the business from its Singapore-based venture partner, 4Fingers International, after strict lockdowns in Singapore and Malaysia stifled growth. The move marks the end of the company’s ambitious expansion plan in Asia, shifting focus to the Australian market for the foreseeable future. Here, Clovis Young, founder and CEO at Mad Mex, shares the struggles the brand faced in Asia, the strategy for growth in Austral