Guzman y Gomez, a popular Mexican fast-food chain, was founded in Sydney, Australia in 2006 by Steven Marks and Robert Hazan. Both Marks and Hazan are New Yorkers and childhood best friends. Prior to starting the company, Marks worked as a hedge fund manager while Hazan had experience in the hospitality industry.
Together, they combined their passion for Mexican cuisine and their entrepreneurial spirit to create Guzman y Gomez. The restaurant quickly gained popularity for its fresh ingredients, authentic flavors, and commitment to sustainability. Since its founding, Guzman y Gomez has expanded both nationally and internationally, with locations in Australia, Singapore, Japan, and the United States.