The Pasadena-based ghost kitchen company Kitchen United has entered into an exclusive agreement with Dublin-based Camile Food Group to bring the“fast-growing” food chain Camile Thai to the United States, starting with Chicago, the company announced Monday.
“The delicious and guilt-free Camile Thai arrives in Chicago as a delivery and takeout-only concept, licensing exclusively at Kitchen United MIX locations,” Kitchen United representatives said in a written statement.
But there are plans to bring the chain to Pasadena, as well.
The newly opened Chicago operation serves up “made to order, plant forward dishes, with a sustainability-focused ethos,” the statement added. “The Camile Thai and Kitchen United expansion will continue throughout 2021, with new locations opening in Chicago River North, Pasadena and Austin.”
Kitchen United Chief Business Officer Atul Sood said the partnership was well-positioned for success.
“While a lot of new trends and short-lived concepts have emerged in the last year amid the rise in popularity of ghost kitchens, Camile Thai offers long-term opportunity and value for operators looking to grow via a licensed model,” Sood said. “Based on our partnership with dozens of operators and Camile Thai’s proven experience, we are well-positioned to grow together here in the U.S.”