Restaurant chain Thaikun expands north of the border


Thai restaurant chain Thaikhun is to open its second restaurant in Scotland at the Silverburn shopping centre in Glasgow.

Following the success of the brand launching its first restaurant in Scotland at Union Square, Aberdeen in May last year, Thaikhun has selected another prime retail destination in developer Hammerson’s portfolio to give it its fifth restaurant.

Thaikhun, which takes inspiration from street vendors in Bangkok offering an authentic taste of Thailand’s busy food markets, will take a 3,337 sq ft unit adjacent to Carluccio’s and Pret.

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The brand joins 11 new restaurants, including Carluccio’s, Chimichanga, Cosmo, Zizzi, TGI Friday’s and Five Guys within Silverburn’s recently launched £20 million, 100,000 sq ft dining and leisure extension and completes the line-up of new and exciting restaurants in addition to Glasgow’s first 14-screen Cineworld cinema with the only ‘Super Screen’ in Scotland.

According to Hammerson Silverburn’s total catchment spend is £3.9 billion with visitors accounting for 22% of all non-grocery spend in the catchment.

Sarah Fox, head of restaurants and leisure at Hammerson commented:“The arrival of Thaikhun at Silverburn is an exciting and innovative addition to the new leisure extension.

“The mix of leading global restaurant brands that have chosen Silverburn is testament to the centre as the regions premium retail, dining and leisure offer for the local catchment and beyond.”

Ian Leigh group operations director at Thaikhun added: “Silverburn is our fifth Thaikhun restaurant and the second to open in Scotland. We exceeded all expectations when we opened Thaikhun in Union Square, Aberdeen, last July – the support and customer loyalty has been truly overwhelming.

“Still in its infancy as a brand, Thaikhun offers customers a casual yet exciting dining experience. Our vision is to bring a real taste of Thailand’s ‘street food scene’ to the people of Glasgow, in the form of authentically rustic surroundings and tasty street food dishes.”

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