Adam Webb, a former marketing manager at Giggling Squid, has announced plans to launch ThaiWorks, a new takeaway concept in Bournemouth, the first site of what is intended to become the first truly nationwide Thai takeaway chain.
The first ThaiWorks site, which will open this Friday, will occupy the Seamoor Road site vacated by Tasty Moment Chinese takeaway in the Westbourne area of the seaside town. It will deliver to homes within a four-mile radius.
Webb has invested £100,000 in refurbishing the premises. A new state-of-the art kitchen has been designed to the specifications of a team of skilled chefs who previously worked at Chaophraya, Busaba and Koh Thai restaurants.
A second opening is planned within the year, with a further two acquisitions in the following 12 months.
The company said it had already attracted “significant investment from a number of existing industry players” and will initiate a crowd funding offering next year.
Webb left Giggling Squid earlier this year, shortly after the appointment of Camilla Katté as the company’s marketing director, following the sale of minority stake to Business Growth Fund for £6.4m.
Whilst at Giggling Squid, he helped launch their restaurant in Salisbury, Clifton, Guildford, Billericay and Esher, as the estate grew to 15 properties. He also helped pioneer their first home delivery operation in Horsham
He said: “There’s a strong demand for quality Thai takeaway food which peaks at the end of the working day and for party celebrations at weekends. The plan is to bringing true quality food and service into the home delivery market place.”