Thai Express

The Thai Express franchise is one of North America's fastest growing Thai franchises. The brand was founded in 2004 and took Canada by storm with hundreds of locations in the last decade to tap into the demand for Thai food. Coming to the U.S., Thai Express is looking for passionate franchise partners to bring Thai food to more communities. The fast-causal brand is supported by MTY Group and Kahala Brands, which is a major benefit for franchisees. Franchisees also benefit from an affordable investment, an in-demand product, and a first-to-market concept in many communities in the U.S. Millennials also can't get enough of Thai food, with 23% of them eating it regularly.   

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Thai Express Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024

Background

Thai food is quickly taking the world by storm. A franchise brand to consider is Thai Express. The brand was established in 2004 and has since grown to hundreds of locations worldwide. Franchisees have owned successful standalone locations; food court locations; airport locations; and locations in universities. With tremendous success in Canada, this brand is expected to do well in the U.S. market because Americans are looking for something new and fresh. The brand's unique menu offerings have the sweet, sour and spicy flavors that are associated with Asian cuisine. Millennials also can't get enough of Thai food, with 23% of them eating it regularly. As a franchisee, you benefit from a fast-growing sector, the ability to be the first-to-market with a unique concept in many communities, and a simple menu that keeps customers coming back for more. Franchisees can also expect a rapid build-out and an affordable cost of entry make a quickly scalable single- or multi-unit opportunity.
To make the experience as convenient as possible, the brand is fast at making its food. For example, the most popular dish on the menu is Pad Thai, and customers typically receive their food less than three minutes after ordering it at the register. Customers appreciate the authentic Thai flavors in the brand's more than 300 meal combinations, which are based on an individuals' choice of flavor, protein and degree of spiciness. Tai Express offers financing to making owning your dream business more attainable. The initial investment is between $454,050 to $846,700, depending on the model. 

 

Company Details

Headquarters: Scottsdale, AZ 85258
International: No
Canada: Yes
Absentee: No
Founded: 2004
First franchise: 2004
Home-based/mobile: No
Exclusive territory: Yes
B2B: No

Support and Training Offered By Thai Express

You can expect an initial training program that consists of hands-on training where you'll learn how to prepare the food. After you've learned how to make the food, your knowledge will be tested. You'll also learn how to review your books, manage inventory, and maximize profits. Support and training are ongoing. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Thai Express Franchise.

What does a Thai Express Franchise Cost?

Thai Express franchise fees for 2024:

Food Court

Franchise fee: $30,000
Initial investment: $364,400 to $674,500

Street Location: 

Franchise fee: $30,000
Initial investment: $454,050 to $876,700

Net Worth Requirement: $400,000
Cash Requirement: $150,000 - $350,000
Royalty Fee: 6%

 

Is Thai Express a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Thai Express is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Thai Express a Home Based franchise?

No. Thai Express is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Thai Express Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Thai Express franchisees make. Thai Express offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Does Thai Express Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Thai Express franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Is Thai Express Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Thai Express franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Thai Express Looking for International franchisees?

No. Thai Express franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Thai Express's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

Buying a Franchise Guide: What is a Franchise Disclosure Document?

When evaluating a franchise opportunity, reading and understanding the current version of their FDD is a necessity. Considering the benefits of franchising, such as established brand recognition and support from the franchisor, it's important to also take into account franchise fees and franchising royalty fees. Since most franchisors are privately owned companies, the current versions of their FDDs are typically not available unless requested directly from them.

Click here to connect with a Franchise Consultant who can help you obtain a copy quickly and for free. They can also guide you through the essential franchise questions to ask, ensuring you make a well-informed decision about your investment.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

More than $250,000

Passive Franchise

No

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

Veteran Discount

No

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

Yes

International Franchise Opportunities

No

Thai Express Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Thai Express franchises for sale. We may have Thai Express franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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