Exquisine system, a subsidiary of the COCA and Mango Tree restaurant franchise worldwide is set to bring its first branded Thai outlet to Nepal with a much anticipated café-restaurant launching inside Labim Mall in September 2016.
The casual eatery is designed in a hip café-style with elements of Thai design weaved through the approachable interiors of the 2,000 square-foot space.
Mango Chilli Café will be located in the Labim Mall, at the entrance to the historical Patan Durbar Square in Lalitipur, a new addition to the retail landscape in Kathmandu.
“Labim Mall was completed in the aftermath of the 2015 Nepal earthquake, which stands as testament to the perseverance and tenacity of the Nepali people to rebuild their beautiful country.” said Trevor Mackenzie, managing director, “We believe in the country and its people, and in our own small way, we are proud to contribute to the rebuilding of Nepal.”
“With no Thai restaurants to speak of in Katmandu we see Nepal as an exciting opportunity. Usually with Mango Tree its all about Class A location, but we saw this gap the market and since we have been developing a quick service café for some years now in Kuala Lumpur we felt that the brand would suit Nepal perfectly,” added Mr. Mackenzie.
The Mango Chilli Café name may be new to many, but as part of the larger COCA & Mango Tree restaurants worldwide franchise, guests have the assurance that the same principals of delivering quality and value for money experiences apply, along with the brand’s commitment to offer genuine Thai cuisine around the world.
“Nepalis travel to Thailand often. They know our cuisine and love it. We have kept the menu very approachable right from the start and will get more and more exotic with our food promotions as time goes on.”
Highlights from the menu include classics like Pad Thai , Green curry and Tom Yum along with a range of other popular wok dishes in a menu that includes best of Thailand’s four culinary regions – Northern, Northeastern, Central, and Southern.
In keeping with its light and breezy Thai dining philosophy, all the food will be prepared and served fresh and simple to highlight the Thai flavours and dishes will be priced affordably.
An oversized blackboard prominently displayed in the main dining area highlights specials of the day depending on seasonal ingredients available to the chefs. The enticing food menu is paired with an equally tempting collection of complementary cocktails.
COCA & Mango Tree Worldwide finished 2015 with USD90 million in gross revenue across the group and expects to grow by 10 per cent in 2016 as it continues its expansion strategy across Asia, the UAE and Europe.
“We are now working on projects in Shanghai and other parts of China for Mango Chili Café as we see a gap in the market for affordable, genuine tasting Thai cuisine,” added Mr. Mackenzie.