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One of North America's Fastest Growing Thaï Franchises

What Are Our Franchise Models?

With Thai Express franchise designs for both mall food courts and in-line restaurants, there’s a franchise model for every location

Whether you’re looking to open a popular dine-and-dash lunch spot in a busy food court or an inviting restaurant where people are encouraged to sit a spell and enjoy the fellowship with friends, Thai Express has a franchise model right for you. We offer two franchise models, a food court model and an in-line or endcap model.

Food Court Model

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Thai Express took Canada by storm largely through its invasion of food courts in malls across the country. Easy to run with a smaller crew, and with no need to maintain a restaurant dining space, our food court model is an attractive addition to any mall or shopping center where you find Chinese or Japanese cuisine or sushi.

In virtually any food court, Thai Express stands out as a far cry from your run-of-the-mill cafeteria counter with a steam table. We maximize the customer’s experience with food theater, preparing the dishes on the line while customers wait and watch, a stark comparison to the mystery-meat-and-sauce Chinese joints that abound.

Food Court model costs summary

Type of Cost Amount
Franchise Fee $30,000
Liquid Capital Required $150,000
Total Investment $350,400 - $767,500

In-line or Endcap Model

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In-line, endcap and freestanding Thai Express models have proven popular in locations near busy shopping centers and in quiet, off-the-beaten-path locations alike. The in-line model is great for the restaurateur who wants to offer customers a dine-in experience away from the bustle of a mall food court.

Many of our in-line locations boast a drive-thru, a popular addition that boosts business and increases repeat customer visits. Meanwhile, some of our most popular locations exist along busy pedestrian routes, in the middle of shopping, commerce and tourism. And Thai Express has established a track record in locations in shopping centers, on mall endcaps and outparcels, and in free-standing neighborhood eateries, making Thai Express perfect for essentially any location.

In-line model costs summary

Type of Cost Amount
Franchise Fee $30,000
Liquid Capital Required $150,000
Total Investment $454,050 - $846,700

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 $454,050 to $846,700, 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.

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