Koh Thai Tapas secures 8th site as it enters its next phase of growth.
Thai restaurant group Koh Thai Tapas has secured its eighth site, and its second in Hampshire after it acquired a restaurant at 8 Southampton Road in Ringwood.
The 100-cover site, formerly Seven Fish, will open as a Koh Thai Tapas in April this year.
The latest move came as Koh Thai Tapas said it had completed its last five-year business plan early and was now embarking on its next phase of growth, which will take the company to 23 sites.
Other towns being considered for expansion include Lymington, Salisbury, Romsey and Winchester.
The group has recently finished a refurbishment of its original KTT site and a complete review of their existing operations as well as centralising its head office to new headquarters in Bournemouth.
The Company said it aimed to average three openings per year, with much of the expansion based around its Koh Noi brand.
The smaller Koh Noi Thai Tapas Bars, typically around 50 covers, will allow the group to capitalise on smaller sites available and for a smaller capital expenditure.
It is expected that Koh Noi sites will appear in surrounding areas alongside each Koh Thai Tapas restaurant, which are currently c100+ covers each.
Koh Thai Tapas was founded in 2009 by Jay Hampton, Andrew Lennox and Nick Billingham.
The business last year merged with Mango Thai Tapas, of which Hampton was also a founder alongside Nick Stone back in 2007, until he left in 2009.