The Commerce Ministry yesterday opened the first low priced fast-food restaurant at the PTT petrol station in Suphanburi province to service travellers during the Songkran festival.
The launch of the Thai fast food, 35 baht for a plate, was a cooperation between the ministry and PTT Plc.
The launching ceremony was presided over by the ministry's permanent secetary Mrs Wiboonlak Ruamraksa.
She said such restaurants will be expanded to cover other PTT gas stations across the country.
Initial phase is planned for 158 restaurants at PTT petrol stations across the country.
Meanwhile the ministry also plans to open the so-called Blue Flag shop at local communities to offer consumer goods at cheaper prices than the market.
The Blue Flag shop will be launched at the Mo Chit northern bus terminal, the Bangkok southern bus terminal (Sai Tai Mai) and the Hua Lampong railway station during April 9-11 before the Songkran holiday starts on April 13.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)