Thai-style café Grab has opened a new site on London's Lovat Lane, near Monument.
This will be the group's third site, following its first in 2011 on Leonard Street, and its Queen Victoria Street site soon after.
Founded by Bangkok-born, London-raised couple Neetibut and Chusana Vasinondha, Grab aims to serve traditional lunchtime Thai food at a price point of £5 to £7 per dish, with small and regular-sized dishes such as freshly-made salads, noodles, curries and stir-fries with white or brown jasmine rice. It aims to provide a quick and healthy choice for busy office workers at lunchtime.
The move comes ahead of an expansion drive for the husband-and-wife-run company, which is aiming to open another 10 locations by 2016. The group has also announced that it will be working with the Ico Design company on its future venues, the company behind other fast-casual sites such as Benugo, and frozen yogurt operator Snog.
Neetibut Vasinondha, managing director, said: "Over the years, we have worked hard to create recipes that have the right balance of the bold Thai flavours and also fitting to the demands of London breakfast and lunchtime goers. Grab finds its inspiration from the Bangkok food scene, served fast and wholesome for the metropolis lifestyle."
Grab is backed by operator the Minor Food Group, subsidiary of Minor International which, as one of Asia's biggest operators, also has sites for brands including the Pizza Company, Swensen's, Burger King and Dairy Queen.
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