Meet Our Franchise Owners
Franchise owners come from all walks, cultures and age groups
You don’t have to have experience cooking or preparing Asian food to run a successful Thai Express franchise. In fact, our owners come from all segments of the restaurant industry, from QSR super-chains to mom-and-pop Greek restaurants. They know the value of the Thai Express brand, embrace our core mission, and embody our four core values — customer experience, mutual respect, the Thai heart, and quality.
Here’s what they have to say about why they love owning a Thai Express franchise.
“I was walking by and I saw a huge line…I went, I tried it, and I understood why there were all these people. Now, I own 5 Thai Express locations and will open the first U.S. location in January…With the support from the corporate office, our great food and amazing brand and marketing, the potential in America is just enormous, and I wanted to be a part of it.”
Eddy Hassan, first U.S. franchise owner
“We usually have a line during lunchtime, maybe a line of up to 30 or 40 people…They know we’re going to serve them fast. Customers come again and again, and that helps grow revenues and build the business.”
Jacky Chhan, mall food court owner, Montreal, Canada
“I think the opportunity in the U.S. is huge. I travel there a lot and and get to see the food offerings that are there…I’ve yet to find a place that offers something that’s fresh, that’s healthy, that’s quick, and that’s affordable. Thai Express hits each of those high notes, and it’s going to be huge with American audiences.”
Sam Salabi, multi-unit owner in Quebec, Canada
Bring the premier Thai food franchise to your community today
Thai Express is a low-cost investment opportunity with high potential for growth as we expand across the United States. Startup costs range from $342,900 to $758,700, depending on the model you choose. Since 2004, we saturated the Canadian market with a business model built for entrepreneurs who are passionate about bringing an authentic and affordable Thai food experience to their communities. The franchise fee for your first Thai Express franchise is $30,000, and the franchise fee for multiple units can be discounted if certain conditions and criteria are met.