1988 - Goodbye Bangkok Hello Sydney
Yai, the founder of Stir Crazy, migrates to Australia after working in the corporate world in Bangkok. Enrols in English language courses and finds work in the food industry in Farang restaurants and cafes. This introduction to the Sydney restaurant scene stirs Yai's desire to go it alone!
1995 - Aroy Thai Opens for Business - The Start of Something Big
Armed with endless ambition and the dream of owning his own business, Yai combines his business skills, knowledge of Thai culture and Thai food to start the predecessor to Stir Crazy. Aroy Thai opened its doors in Erskineville in 1995 and quickly establishes a loyal following of dine-in and take-away customers in the inner west. Operates from the same location for 10 years before a change of address and name to Stir Crazy Thai.
2004 - Aroy Thai Undergoes Radical Cosmetic Surgery
With two Stir Crazy's taking the North Shore by storm, its time to unleash the Brand on the inner west. Aroy Thai closes after 10 years and is reborn as Stir Crazy in a sleek two story terrace just down the road in Erskineville. With more than 100 seats, indoor and outdoor dining and modern interiors Aroy Thai customers are quickly converted, along with a whole bunch of new friends!
2008 - Exciting New Manly Restaurant Opening
We are pleased to announce the official opening of another exclusive restaurant - Mortar & Pestle, Manly. Mortar & Pestle offers a traditional, authentic Thai menu and has been highly praised for the excellent food being produced by our talented Thai chefs. The restaurant decor is completely new and modern interiors include wood, marble, splashes of bright orange and greenery. The feature of our dining area has to be the 5m long communal white marble table in the middle of the restaurant this is decorated with large stone mortar & pestles to bring the restaurant name to life! The official opening took place on Monday 6th October 2008 not only a public holiday Monday, but the weekend of the Manly Jazz Festival, which really tested our team on the night! So next time you're in Manly, we invite you to visit our new restaurant at 2 Darley Street, Manly ph 9977 1112. We are open 7 days from noon till 10:30pm. We also offer takeaway and home delivery.
2008 - Introducing the New Stir Crazy Thai Look!
We are pleased to introduce our new Stir Crazy Thai branding at all our branches. This new look extends to our eat-in and take-away menus as well as the newly developed website you are visiting now! The cool new look perfectly represents our restaurants, especially with the logo cleverly resembling fresh ingredients moving within a fiery wok - exactly what Stir Crazy Thai is all about! All branding, design and development was handled by our creative agency,
MILK Digital (www.milkdigital.com.au). We invite you to visit one of our branches soon to check it out!