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Thai Express

Quick Summary

Thaï Express is a leader in the Thai QSR category. We believe great food is made from the finest, freshest ingredients prepared and served by well-trained, motivated team members. Our success is rooted in combining traditional Thai cuisine with new-world design and exceeding expectations by offering a tasteful variety of authentic Thai cuisine.

Quick Facts

Minimum Cash Required$150,000
Total Investment$381,900 to $604,000
Net Worth Required$400,000
Franchise Fee$25,000
Financing Assistance3rd Party
Year Founded2004
# of Existing Units285
Training & SupportYes
Home Office LocationScottsdale, AZ
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Thai Express

Be the first-to-market with a U.S. Thai Express franchise
Thai Express is a first-to-market Asian food franchise that offers savvy entrepreneurs the opportunity to capitalize on skyrocketing demand for authentic Asian foods while simultaneously benefiting from a proven, tested brand. We’ve created a quick casual business that doesn’t compete in the overcrowded burgers-chicken-pizza space, while tapping into the market’s growing desire for a fast food experience that is healthy, affordable and fast.
In 2012, Simon Fraser University identified Thai food as one of the largest growth areas for international cuisine. In fact, some 48.14% of respondents specified they wanted to see more Thai food offerings in the United States. Today, Thai Express is poised to answer that demand with our authentic, flavorful Thai cuisine.
Top five reasons to own a Thai Express
  • The Washington Post named Asian cuisine the fastest growing sector of both the global and U.S. QSR markets.
  • Thai food is a popular choice of fresh-food dining enthusiasts and craved by millennials across the country.
  • Thai Express is a first-to-market opportunity to tap into a high-demand, underserved audience for delicious Thai food in the U.S.
  • Customers love the diverse, yet simple, Thai Express menu featuring more than 300, made-to-order options that keep them coming back again and again.
  • Rapid build-out and affordable entry costs make a quickly scalable single- or multi-unit opportunity.
Unlike other Asian QSR restaurants, where food is prepared in advance and left to simmer on a hot table, each and every Thai Express dish is made to order, while the customer waits, before their eyes — food theatre at its best. More importantly, most of our dishes can be prepared in less than 2 minutes, meaning we’re bringing fresh, cooked-while-you-wait food to fast food.
Why choose Thai Express?
We offer models for food courts and in-line or freestanding locations, so there’s a Thai Express model perfect for your community. Anywhere you see Chinese, Japanese or Korean foods, there is room for a Thai Express. With a total investment ranging from $370,900 to $832,700, Thai Express is an affordable Asian restaurant franchise, the kind of low-cost investment opportunity with high potential for growth that savvy operators want.
Thai Express’s core business is focused on providing fresh, delicious Thai food at a remarkable value price to the customer. For roughly the cost of a value meal at a burger joint, guests get a fresh-to-order, flavorful and fun meal in a trendy but inviting atmosphere, served with a warm smile and gracious heart. Thai Express is fast, too. For example, our most popular dish is Pad Thai, and customers who order this dish typically receive their food less than two minutes after ordering at the register. Providing authentic Thai flavors in more than 300 unique dishes prepared fresh while they watch in under two minutes brings customers back again and again.
Join the Thai Express franchise family today and you’ll become a part of the next revolution in quick casual dining.
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