Giggling Squid to open sixth site

18 June 2013 by
Giggling Squid to open sixth site

Thai restaurant group Giggling Squid's sixth restaurant is set to open in Reigate, Surrey, in early July.

The 98-seater Thai restaurant will occupy the site of a former Puccino Café on Reigate High Street, having undergone a £350,000 refurbishment.

Giggling Squid already has sites in Brighton, Hove, Crawley in Sussex, Tunbridge Wells in Kent and Henley in Oxfordshire

Its first restaurant opened in 2009 in Hove.

The new site will offer six tapas-style ‘tasting sets' that allow diners to sample several of different dishes in a single sitting, costing between £8 and £10.50.

Thai Tapas dishes can also be ordered one at a time with 16 individual dishes priced under £3.90.

Giggling Squid is owned by Andrew and Pranee Laurillard. The pair plan to open 80 sites over the next 7 years.

"We expect to encounter growth issues when we reach 10 sites and need to put in another management tier - but we are already experiencing significant economies of scale and we learn with each new opening," said Andrew. "There are no national Thai restaurant chains despite the increasing popularity of the cuisine - we intend to be the first - it's all about getting the food right."

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