Popular chain Zaap Thai plans to open a second Leeds city centre restaurant

A popular Thai restaurant chain is planning to open up a second location in Leeds city centre.

Tuesday, 21st April 2020, 11:45 am

Documents submitted to Leeds City Council reveal Zaap Thai is taking over the site previously occupied by Line Thai Oriental.

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A planning application submitted by parent company Sukhothai Limited shows signage for the new restaurant at 37-39 in Great George Street, where other renovation work has already been approved.

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Zaap Thai looks set to open a second restaurant in Leeds city centre. Picture: Simon Hulme

Drawings show the new venture will be branded as Zaap Express, with the red, blue and white branding that customers will recognise from the chain's restaurant in the Grand Arcade, Leeds.

It follows an announcement last month that the Sukhothai restraurant in Headingley would be closing for a refit, before reopening under the Zaap Thai brand.

The company's existing Zaap restaurants in Leeds city centre, Nottingham, York and Newcastle are all currently closed due to lockdown restrictions along with its Sukhothai restaurants.

A message on its website says: "All Zaap Thai restaurants are now closed, including for delivery. We hope to see you once coronavirus has passed."

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