True Thai closed, according to former employee

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Tony Nelson
After legal woes and financial difficulties, True Thai may finally be closing its doors.

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Trouble at True Thai

A couple weeks ago, Hot Dish delved into True Thai's troubles and talked with owner Anna Fieser about the contentious legal dispute with the restaurant's former manager Corey Whitechurch.

This spring, Fieser was alerted by her accountant about unpaid bills to beer and wine distributors, True Thai's landlord, and even the state of Minnesota. Since then, the restaurant has faced serious hurdles, from beer and wine distributors refusing to deliver products, to Whitechurch's accusations of violence behind the scenes.

This afternoon, we received an anonymous tip from a former employee of True Thai stating that the restaurant has decided to close:

Was told at 11:00 last night that True Thai was closing, supplies were being moved out of the premises.

Last night, this tweet surfaced regarding True Thai's current standing.

Calls to True Thai have not been answered. We will update with more information as it becomes available.


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True Thai Restaurant - CLOSED

2627 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN

Category: Restaurant


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MegaJems
MegaJems

Mediocrity, inconsistency, bad service and bland food.  Too bad for the owners and workers, but I won't shed a tear for the crappy food.

pj.guernsey
pj.guernsey

Workers were removing the signage yesterday, 10/10/13.  A sad day.  Being a patron for the last 7 or so years, I did notice the place declining in the last 6-8 months.  The business with the credit cards was very annoying and the lunch buffet wasn't what it used to be.


digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

food here sucks... thai food sucks  ... go chinese... be happy...much tastier

hesterdogma
hesterdogma

 No surprise here.  They've has serious consistency problems for years.  Too bad because they started out great.  A resurrection with more functionality or a new restaurant who can really serve the hood would be welcome. 

Molly Buss
Molly Buss

Lol Jon thank god I got the weeping warrior in or we would always be wondering...

Molly Buss
Molly Buss

OMG! We just went there last night!!!

Todd Zieper
Todd Zieper

Ate there once....wasn't impressed. Average.

Julie Kesti
Julie Kesti

Sen Yai Sen Lek - Thai Rice & Noodles!

Ärëly Coricci
Ärëly Coricci

This is sad, I actually like it... I wasn't a regular but went there enough times...

Serena Marie
Serena Marie

Shane Burgess Elsabet Wrote. Good timing on using that coupon.

Meshach
Meshach

This place has been on the ropes for years. It's been at least 4 years since they created a quality product. That's what is sad, not them closing today. Their service was always an issue. No surprise here, people.

Kari Koehler
Kari Koehler

Used to be a True Thai fan as well, but after so many bad service experiences (people were charged twice at my birthday dinner), had to find a new fav. Sen yai sen lek and Kharta Thai in northeast!

Allison Corkill-bomgaars
Allison Corkill-bomgaars

so i've worked at zipps for 3 years now and the first year with true thai was glorious and then that terrible woman killed their chef, and ever since then, unfortunately, things went waaaay down hill. I havent ordered from there for a little over a year and im not the only complainer/boycotter:( i feel bad for the owners though

Allison Corkill-bomgaars
Allison Corkill-bomgaars

Chaing mai thai in calhoun square is the best! If you're not a veggie, try the beef spring rolls.....everything I've had there is fantastic and they have an awesome happy hour:)

hernbc18
hernbc18

Well I would say that I love this place which I do/did until I just found out today that they are closing their doors and they are being shady by selling an Amazon Local deal last week and the close its doors this week.  SHADY BUSINESS! 

Sarah Butler
Sarah Butler

Amazing Thailand is very good and has excellent service!

Sommer Berg
Sommer Berg

Really not surprised. Reputation can only last so long once the food goes downhill. Eventually customers give up giving a place a chance to get back to what it used to be. We gave up after the 3rd time an order not only took forever, but it turned out to be wrong (and the correct dish wasn't very good). We were promised a call from someone in management. Never got it. We gave up on them, like they seemed to give up on the customers.

Streicher's
Streicher's

Still upset about the closing of King and I Thai...

Nathan Anderson
Nathan Anderson

What's with that street?! My fav Sushi place closed now my fav Thai... I miss Koyi more than I'll miss True but not by much..

Nicole Duff
Nicole Duff

I am not surprised at all. We went there last year and it was absolutely awful. My husband found a dead mouse on his way to the bathroom. The food was gross, and the waitress spilled food on my friend and didn't even apologize.

Jeannette Kjos
Jeannette Kjos

I made sure to go there last week cuz I wasn't sure how much longer they would be open. They had beer, but no wine, and weren't even taking credit cards! Oddly enough, I also got the best service I'd ever had there. I hate seeing businesses in my neighborhood go under, but it's not like anybody's exactly surprised.

Drew Barbes
Drew Barbes

Anyone know of another good place???? Since King & I Thai Restaurant and Lounge now this I don't know where to go .....

Abby LaPlante
Abby LaPlante

Saw this coming. I went back in...march? Waited a generous 45 mins for our food. Then went to milios across the street. RIP True Thai

Tyler Chip Moody Suter
Tyler Chip Moody Suter

The day I found out they expanded, I knew it was a bad idea. This used to be my favorite restaurant, but I stopped going after three terrible experiences. I feel sad, knowing what True Thai once was, but that place died years ago.

Tegan Brandi
Tegan Brandi

Boooooo their Chili Tamarind fried rice was awesome. :(

hayne123
hayne123

@keny1 you know there is a Pizza Luce across the street right?

amberdewey
amberdewey

@Streicher's So true! King and I Thai was THE best hands down. I only went to true thai once and it was a horrible experience. 

Meshach
Meshach

@Drew Barbes Roat Osha is quite good. Supatra's as well. 

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