After acquiring experience in the restaurant franchise business, right out of high school, Preeda decided to open a small restaurant with his mother. This venture was the first Thai restaurant to come to Omaha in 1993. In 2007 he and his wife decided to expand to Harvey Oaks with the opening of Mai Thai.
The second location, located in Omaha's thriving Aksarben Village, showcases a mural containing five elephants, representing strength against opposition. The inspiration for the Joynoosaeng’s family business, detailed in the beautiful mural was further inspired with their sponsorship of the movie “Anna and the King” while operating there Thai cafe.
Above the incredible growth they've continue to experience, quality and service are paramount at Mai Thai.
Aspiring to open an authentic Thai restaurant in Omaha, Preeda Joynoosaeng's dream was inspired by the largely Americanized Thai fare he had experienced around the country. With family in Thailand and a passion fueling his evolving skills, Preeda has continued to grow his offerings from just five dishes in 1993, at the H & I Thai café, to the over 40 authentic dishes today.
When it comes to training, stringent expectations to cultivate a palate for traditional Thai fare have been implored with every new hire aspiring to "one day" be named a chef at Mai Thai.
Joynoosaeng takes great pride in the development and presentation of his fine Thai fare at Mai Thai, asserting his favorite place is in his kitichen.