Starting a new restaurant in Thailand

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Starting a new restaurant in Thailand

Post by pogostickride » 02 Jul 2015 19:06

Hi,

Newbie here. My wife and I are planning to move to Thailand and start a restaurant. We have not picked an area but would like to keep it somewhere outside of the city, preferably close to the beach.

Fellow restaurant owners - any tips/recommendations/suggestions?

-M

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Re: Starting a new restaurant in Thailand

Post by buksida » 03 Jul 2015 06:41

Welcome aboard. Bangsaphan is full of restaurants and cafes but is always in need of something new and different if done correctly - several come and go every year.

Some observations:

Pizza/Italian - can get it here in a couple of places but very poor quality.
Indian - none here at all but there is little market for it - Thais wont eat it.
Western - there are a couple of places offering cheap Thai steaks and veg but again, none that has anything of quality.
Thai/seafood - plenty of them here already.
Chinese - they haven't got this far down yet so you have a long wait.

The low season here is very long and quiet so you would have to cater to Thais as well (the expats here are not spend thrifts!). Being in town would help with this, the local population are quite affluent compared to other Thai towns.

Good luck.

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Re: Starting a new restaurant in Thailand

Post by bazfaz » 06 Jul 2015 15:21

I thought I'd made a contribution here but obviously not.

I think the OP needs to be a bit more forthcoming with information. What experience do they have in the hospitality business? What sort of food will they be serving? Something new? What sort of financial planning have they done?

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Re: Starting a new restaurant in Thailand

Post by bazfaz » 09 Jul 2015 00:35

I seem to have made the OP disappear. Sorry.

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Re: Starting a new restaurant in Thailand

Post by buksida » 09 Jul 2015 06:29

Got a feeling it was spam... :roll:

Still, a valid question!

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Re: Starting a new restaurant in Thailand

Post by bazfaz » 16 Jul 2015 22:47

It is either spam or one of those rude people who asks for advice and never says thank you.

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Re: Starting a new restaurant in Thailand

Post by buksida » 17 Jul 2015 12:06

Plenty of them about!

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