MAYs Urban Thai Dine was started by Ms. May, a young Thai entrepreneur, born the youngest daughter to a farmer family with 7 children in Baan Som Sanuk, a north-eastern Thai farmer village bordering the Mekong River. After having sold clothes in one of Bangkok’s wholesale markets at the age of 19 she saw an opportunity to enter hospitality and started working her way up the career ladder. Ten years later and wiser she was tired of the global corporate standards, which often neglected personality, and hence wanted to start something of her own at the same quality, yet filled with LOVE and PASSION.


In 2014 May took to the streets, literally, with her street stall and started serving urban refined street food in a clean street ambiance at a food market in Pattaya, Thailand. The stall was doing so well, with cues for over an hour at times, which soon allowed her to build a proper restaurant with a thatch roof. Her success kept going and her name started to make its way through the industry. That’s when she was approached to open restaurants for other investors and started first work on a franchise brand – MAYs Urban Thai Dine was created that same year.


After two more years May moved to her first indoor location and opened the first proper MAYs Urban Thai Dine in Pattaya. In 2017 MAYs launched first restaurants outside of Thailand. The rest is history…