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THAI SELECT USA

The official seal of Thai Select

WHAT IS THAI SELECT?

Thai Select or Thai Select Premium certification identifies Thai restaurants that offer at least 60 percent authentic Thai food on their menus. They also imply that these restaurants employ the same or similar cooking methods as in Thailand, and may import ingredients from Thailand. The certifications, however, neither rates foods nor endorses any quality standard of the restaurant. They merely indicate authenticity of the Thai foods prepared.

THAI SELECT DURING COVID-19

Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, all restaurants, including Thai Select restaurants, have been negatively impacted. Restaurants can only serve customers who are taking food home or ordering delivery. Even with takeout and delivery, that may not be enough for restaurants to survive.

This is a tough time for everyone, and for restaurants that are part of the Thai Select family, we'll be launching several COVID-19 Relief Programs to help restaurants during this time. Continue following along to learn how you can help your favorite Thai Select Restaurants during their time of need.

Here are some ways to help your local Thai Select restaurant:

  • Call the restaurant directly (skip Uber Eats, Grub Hub, etc.) to place a takeout or delivery order. By calling the restaurant directly, they get to keep the profits instead of paying a 20-30% commission to delivery apps. Silicon Valley doesn't need your help, but local restaurants do!
  • Tip your delivery person or the person taking your order. They're operating on a reduced scale, and tips will go a long way.

For Thai Select Restaurant Owners (and our fans), continue reading about the Thai Select COVID-19 Relief Programs, and learn how you can participate (or tell your favorite Thai Select Restaurant to join) to receive assistance.

KITCHEN QUARANTINE

KITCHEN QUARANTINE

Since Thai Select is the official “SEAL OF APPROVAL” for authentic Thai cuisine, we want to see what Thai Select Chefs can do while quarantined. To qualify, a Thai Select Restaurant owner or chef must submit a video (1 minute minimum) to the Thai Select Facebook page or the Thai Select USA Private Group of them cooking one of their favorite dishes in their own kitchen. This does not have to be professionally shot (iPhone/Samsung recording is preferred) as we just want to see your innovative way to cook Thai Select quality meals.

For qualified winners, we will purchase $500 worth of gift cards from your restaurant. The gift cards will be used in future social media sweepstakes for your customers to win and use for a later date.

WHEN: Start from April 10th, 2020 until we reach 45 entries.

WHERE: POST YOUR COOKING VIDEO TO THAI SELECT USA FACEBOOK OR THAI SELECT USA GROUP

HOW TO ENTER

  • The video clip’s length must be 1 minute minimum. smartphone quality. No need to edit.
  • The video submitted have to be done in English only.
  • You must mention in the video "This is Thai SELECT USA Kitchen Quarantine cooking video from (name of your restaurant)"

The First 45 restaurants submitting their videos with the rules mentioned above are the winners! This is a first-come, first-serve basis. No judging involved.

#TIMEFORTHAI

#TIMEFORTHAI

At the epicenter of many neighborhoods and community groups, restaurants are the heart. People eat, converse, and share memories at restaurants, and we need to do what we can to show our support for them during this tough time.

NOW, we want to hear from Thai Select Restaurants what people love about your restaurant. Do customers love your restaurant for the food? A particular dish? Or simply, do they just enjoy the dining experience and the feeling of community at your restaurant? Whatever the reason, tell us what it is!

For the first 30 Thai Select restaurants to submit properly, we will purchase $500 worth of gift cards that we'll award your customers in future social media sweepstakes.

WHEN: Start from April 10th, 2020 until we reach 30 entries.

WHERE: YOUR RESTAURANT’S PUBLIC FACEBOOK, OR INSTAGRAM

HOW TO ENTER:

  • Post a video clip (length must be no longer than 1 min) iPhone quality to your PUBLIC facebook or instagram channel. No need to edit. In the video, please tell us what your customers love about your restaurant.
  • Or you can submit a photo with a caption that explains what your customers love about your restaurant the most. This can be a popular dish, or the fact that they enjoy being part of your family.
  • The video or photo caption submitted must be done in English only.
  • Please tag @ThaiSelectUSA and use the hashtag #TimeforThai

The first 30 restaurants submitting their videos or photo captions with the rules mentioned above are the winners! This is a first-come, first-serve basis. No judging involved.

LIVE COOKING WITH YOUR THAI SELECT CHEFS

Keep following Thai Select USA on Facebook and Instagram to find out about our upcoming Live Cooking segments on social media. This will be an opportunity for you to cook alongside some of our Thai Select chefs, and how you can turn your household ingredients into Thai Select quality dish.

HOW TO FIND THAI SELECT RESTAURANTS IN THE USA

To find Thai Select restaurants in your area after you click the above button or here, do the following:

  1. Press alt (or command) and the F key
  2. A window on the top-hand right corner of the screen should appear
  3. In the window, type in your city to see if there is a Thai Select restaurant in your area.

If you don't see a Thai Select restaurant in your area, encourage your Thai restaurant owners/managers to apply for a Thai Select certification by visiting the Thai Select website here.