Bangkok Cafe in Foxboro celebrates 30 years | Local News

For the owners of Bangkok Café, the American dream came true, then passed three decades of milestones.

Foxboro Restaurant celebrated its 30th anniversary on Sunday, October 9 by hosting a private party at its location at 10 Foxboro Blvd., for friends, supporters and special guests – five monks.

“I feel really happy with everything that happened between yesterday and today. I just want to thank all the customers, local friends and family and their support,” said Raungdet “Danny” Titisuttikul, the owner and restaurant manager.

Thirty years ago, when Titisuttikul first opened Bangkok Cafe, he said it was something very different for the area because he found people here didn’t know much about cooking. Thai. Titisuttikul said he enjoys introducing Thai cuisine to the local community.

“We serve family-style food so that all of our customers become part of his family,” he said.

Titisuttikul, originally from Chonburi, Thailand, about 60 miles from Bangkok, came to America in 1984. He started working at a Thai restaurant in Boston shortly after landing in the United States, then later moved in Worcester. .

“I was working and working and working, until one day this place (in Foxboro) Bangkok Café came along. So many memories in my life,” Titisuttikul said.

He also celebrated his 25th birthday with his life partner, Todd Glickman at the event on Sunday. Glickman said Titisuttikul came to the United States with very little money and just the ambition to make a better life for himself.

“Danny worked for many years in the restaurant business behind the scenes, doing everything from dishes to serving, then was able to work towards becoming a restaurant manager and finally decided he wanted to strike out on his own” , says Glickman.

Glickman said that throughout the restaurant’s 30 years of operation, his partner had done everything in the restaurant, from the business side, from cleaning the floor to waiting tables, managing people and welcoming customers. .

“He’s one of the hardest working people I know,” he said.

In a dual presentation that also recognized the Congdon Auto Center for recent improvements to its historic location on the Town Common, elected officials presented Tuesday evening at the Bangkok Café with a citation marking what Chairman Leah Gibson called ” incredible journey” over the past three decades.

“We’re here to honor Bangkok Café’s incredible 30 years in business,” Gibson said, calling the business an “anchor point” at the revitalized Forbes Crossing location near the Mansfield town line. formerly known as Foxfield Plaza.

Reading the quote, Gibson praised Titisuttikul and Glickman, for creating and sustaining an “authentic and memorable Thai dining experience,” adding, “Your continued perseverance in transforming Forbes Crossing has had a positive impact on the community.”

Over the decades, Bangkok Café has attracted many loyal customers, including Amy Andres, who said, “We have enjoyed Danny and Bangkok Café since our first daughter was born. They lovingly welcomed exhausted parents and a little girl exploring the world.

Today, the family still enjoys the Bangkok Café and the little girl is now well grown. Sarah Andres, now 29, is beginning a fellowship as a surgeon helping women with cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering in Manhattan.

Foxboro resident Joanne McLaughlin said her favorite cafe foods are Delight for two, Golden Cups and Chicken Pad Thai.

“Friendly service and attention are also wonderful. We’ve been going there since they opened,” McLaughlin said.

Marianne Russo, another Foxboro resident, said she loves their Pad Thai and loves everything, especially the veggies and chicken in peanut sauce. “Their starters are amazing, like the chicken satay and the spring rolls,” Russo said.

She said she also liked the atmosphere.

“Love having authentic local Thai restaurants. It’s so convenient and the people are so friendly and nice and great parking,” Russo said.

Correspondent Jeff Peterson also contributed to this report.

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