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Chaang Thai Restaurant, North Central West Virginia’s only Thai restaurant, soon celebrates their third anniversary. Chaang
Thai has seen great success in Morgantown and is open to further expansion in the future.
Raja Sundaram, originally from India, was an IT specialist working on a government contract in
Washington, D.C. when his wife, Pookie suggested they open a Thai restaurant. Raja dismissed the idea for six months but eventually got on board with his wife’s idea. After two years of extensive research, Raja and Pookie opened Chaang Thai in Morgantown, WV.
How did they do it?
Raja knew he wanted to open the restaurant in a college town that had 20,000+ students, a busy downtown, a stable economy, and he wanted to be the first Thai Restaurant in the community. All of these factors led him to WVU, High Street, in Morgantown, West Virginia. What kept him here were the great... Read More