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Former MasterChef quarter-finalist Hannah Gregory of Bury St Edmunds days away from deadline for new taqueria at Pizzashed site by the Beerhouse pub





A former MasterChef quarter-finalist hoping to open a new taqueria in a Suffolk town is days away from her ‘all or nothing’ deadline.

Hannah Gregory, of Bury St Edmunds, launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds to open TACOR at the old Pizzashed site behind The Beerhouse.

More than £20,000 has been pledged so far - falling short of its £25,000 goal with only seven days to go.

Former MasterChef quarter-finalist Hannah Gregory is hoping to open TACOR at the old Pizzashed site in Bury St Edmunds
Former MasterChef quarter-finalist Hannah Gregory is hoping to open TACOR at the old Pizzashed site in Bury St Edmunds

If the remaining funds are not raised within the next week, all the money that people have pledged on the Kickstarter will be returned and TACOR will not come to fruition.

Hannah said: “It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster the last few weeks I must say and I’m so massively grateful to everyone who’s backed it.

“People didn’t realise it was all or nothing funding so everything that they pledge goes back to them.”

The Pizzashed on Tayfen Road closed on February 10. Picture: Google Maps
The Pizzashed on Tayfen Road closed on February 10. Picture: Google Maps

“The first 10 days were super exciting and really heartwarming. It then started to dip a bit but it’s now picked up a bit again so we’re making the final push, especially as payday is coming.

“I was always quite mindful the target I set was high so I’ve been realistic about it but we’re getting so close now and it would honestly be such an exciting thing for Bury.”

Hannah also said the new eatery would be a great addition to the community and it would be supporting local butchers, growers, producers and more.

The TACOR menu will consist of meat, fish, vegetarian options and more. Picture: Hannah Gregory
The TACOR menu will consist of meat, fish, vegetarian options and more. Picture: Hannah Gregory

Part of Hannah’s plan is to open up TACOR for pop-ups and supper clubs with Greig Young, formerly of The Northgate, one of the chefs set to lead an event.

The TACOR menu, which will change monthly, will consist of meat, fish and vegetarian options including dishes like Hannah’s signature chipotle and mole short rib tacos alongside sides such as topos and lots more.

Seasonal market-led specials will also be on offer which will have some more non traditional dishes such as venison tacos and kimchi quesadillas.