The money Pattama Apin used to make selling cars was no small potatoes, but with Thailand steeped in a historic recession, no one is buying anymore and the 31-year-old Pattaya woman has turned to selling French fries.
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‘Khun Gift’ opened Potato Wayside on Soi Siam Country Club near Soi Pornprapanimit 25 six months ago in the evenings as a part-time endeavor. Business at first was strictly small-fry, but after tinkering with several recipes, word got around about how good her fries were.
Each order is freshly cooked and topped with a variety of seasonings and cheese dip. Prices range from 39-79 baht, with extra cheese costing more.
Pattama said she now sells more than 10 kilograms of fried potatoes a day, generating revenue of about 50,000 baht a month, enough to cover rent and car payments and more.
The shop is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. but half of her business is from deliveries. Pattama said she has built a regular clientele who like not only French fries, but the smoothies, teas and other beverages she serves.
Call Pattama at 095-2489747 or 090-2456693 to have your fried potatoes delivered fresh and yummy.