Thai group Giggling Squid announces new restaurants in Maidstone and Sevenoaks
Giggling Squid, the rapidly expanding Thai restaurant chain, has announced two new Kent sites in Maidstone and Sevenoaks.
The new openings, together with the launch of an outlet in Horsham on 17 April, will take the group to 11 restaurants as the company bids to become the UK's first national Thai chain.
Andy Laurillard, co-owner of Giggling Squid with his wife Pranee, said that they had been looking for a site in Horsham for three years before locating a property in East Street, which was previously operated by Giraffe.
"Horsham is a great place to be and since it was pedestrianised, East Street has become one of the most attractive eating locations in the Weald, rivalling Brighton as a destination for food lovers."
The company is in advanced negotiations for two additional sites and in early discussions on three other sites in the south east.
Launched in 2009, Giggling Squid serves a tapas-style menu of freshly, prepared, rustic Thai food with an emphasis on sea- and street-food. The brand is derived from the nickname of the Laurillards' three children.
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