Camile Thai Kitchen Records Increase In Profits For Last Year
New accounts have revealed that profits at Camile Thai Kitchen Ltd more than tripled to €433,207 last year.
As reported by The Irish Times, the number of people employed by the Camile Thai restaurant group is set to exceed 1,100 by the end of 2021 due to the opening of 15 new outlets in Ireland, the UK and the US, and Camile Thai Kitchen founder Brody Sweeney said that the group’s revenues increased by 23% across Ireland and the UK last year.
Additionally, Camile Thai's accumulated profits reportedly amounted to €2.5 million last year.
COVID-19 Pandemic Impact
Sweeney reportedly said, "Camile was extremely fortunate during the pandemic to have a business that is primarily located in residential suburbs, and which was doing 70% of its sales off premises before the pandemic took hold. It meant for Camile no material fall off of sales, but rather during the year we added sales at a good rate."
Sweeney reportedly said that the impact of the COVID-19 on Camile Thai's businesses "has accelerated the move to digital, where now more than half our sales come on our own proprietary app", and that it has "introduced a whole new cohort to the idea of hot food delivered to the home, many of whom have stayed with us as regular customers."
Drone Delivery Trial
Camile Thai has reportedly also been involved in a trial of Camile Thai orders being delivered by drone in Oranmore, Co. Galway, in a partnership with drone company Manna, involving thousands of deliveries to customers.
Sweeney reportedly said, "This is the first service of its kind operating in Europe, and we hope to extend the trial into a bigger town later this year.
"Typically from drone to customer takes less than three minutes. Feedback has been extremely positive. Quicker than a car, and environmentally friendlier as well."
Sweeney reportedly said regarding Camile Thai's performance in 2021, "While there has been some slow down in growth from very high growth in 2020, we are seeing that a lot of our new customers are ‘sticky’ and continuing to re-order even as the country continues to open up from lockdown."
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