GREENWICH — The owners of Twins Thai Food recently set down roots after operating their food truck business for the last six years.
The business opened its brick-and-mortar location at 295 state Route 29 on May 9, according to Brian Harsha, one of the co-owners.
Harsha said he and his wife, Sirilak Harsha, and her sister Siriporn Sutliff decided to take the plunge after so many people asked them why they did not have a location.
He said it is nice not to be affected by the elements and to have more room.
“You’re kind of limited when you’re on the food truck,” he said.
The location is convenient, according to Harsha. It is about a quarter-mile from the Washington County Fairgrounds.
“Fortunately, we found a place just a quarter-mile from our home. I can walk home if I need to,” he said.
The family used to operate the food truck from May or June through September.
He and his wife also worked at Quad Graphics. However, she said she always had the dream of owning her own restaurant when she came to the United States in 2005.
The plan is to expand the offerings with weekly specials.
Among the popular dishes are curry, Thai tea and coffee and some desserts, Harsha said.
“Some people come in and just buy mango and sticky rice,” he said.
The goal is to get people more familiar with Thai food.
“The more and more we’re getting our name out, the more people are understanding that Thai food is really good,” he said.
There are 16 seats in the restaurant. Harsha said he and his wife did not want to take on too much at this time.
They are not going to continue the food truck business. He said they will probably put the truck on the market to sell.