Let’s Eat Hua Hin checked out a new eating venue for you this month – a Thailand created food franchise with an appeal for both Thai and international tastes.

Lucky 13 Sandwich originates in Phuket where they now have nine outlets, including on Ko Phi Phi. Bangkokians are getting acquainted with the brand via two (and soon to be three) outlets. Hua Hin became Lucky 13 Sandwich’s twelfth branch in eight short years when it opened at the beginning of November.

Other Thailand locations are already in the pipeline, as the brand shows resilience and growth in what has been an exceptionally tough year for most food & beverage focused businesses.

So, what is Lucky 13 Sandwich all about? Premium sandwiches, burgers, wraps, and salads at affordable prices with great flexibility to personalise your meals – served eat-in, takeaway, or delivered to your door. And as all key ingredients come from their central kitchen in Phuket, Lucky 13 is about maintaining a consistent quality standard no matter which outlet you choose. Hua Hin’s franchise owner is Benjamin Breyton who knew and has followed the brand from its early days in Phuket.

Open from 8 am through to 10 pm daily, Lucky 13 Sandwich offers a classic American breakfast or American Pancake breakfast, plus breakfast Toasties in three styles. Those looking for a lighter option can try the yoghurt and berries dish. Breakfast dishes are available all day, so it does not matter when the breakfast mood takes you.

The Burgers section of the menu has four choices, with the Lucky 13’s signature Cheeseburger our pick for tasting this visit. It delivered a juicy Australian ground beef patty, with lots of fresh black pepper, oozy cheese, and crispy bacon plus fresh lettuce, tomato, and marinated onion slices, mayonnaise, and their own ketchup. This feast is finally topped with 2 crispy fried onion rings. Choose the ‘skip the cutlery’ option to get really hands-on. All sections of the menu have a vegan offering with a Mexican veggie burger the choice here.

Sandwiches fall into ‘favourites’ and ‘premium,’ and we sampled the Roast Beef and Avocado on Focaccia from the premium section. A generous serving with the two main ingredients plus fresh salad and delightful pickled sliced onion, which added a nice note and Luck 13’s own in-house mayonnaise. There are two hotdogs in this section – Chilli or a Copenhagen Dogs.

Five Salads are on offer including a smoked Salmon salad that comes with a zesty sour cream dressing. This was presented with two grissini (bread) sticks adding some panache to an already tasty dish. The Chicken Cesar salad would undoubtedly get a vote next visit, as would the Falafel Salad.
Although we did not sample the wraps, Manager ‘Kwan’ tells us they are an early favourite with the first month’s customers with flavours including Chicken Caesar, the middle eastern-inspired Shawarma, as well as a Mexican chicken or beef wrap.

From the Sides menu, we sampled the Nacho Nation beef and the very crisp and tasty Classic French Fries. You can add up to eight Sides to your order or have as standalone dishes, and the Cheese Fries look like a guilty pleasure that I may have to go back and sample.

As already mentioned, Lucky 13 prides itself on customers being able to personalise their dishes hence the eight different types of bread – all baked in-house and shipped directly to the stores. There are also eleven different sauces and salad dressings to mix your dishes up to your particular taste.
If you do need dessert, then check out the Pancake Overload with delivers a plate of American pancakes topped with ice cream, freshly sliced banana, crushed peanuts, whipped cream, caramel & chocolate sauce. It definitely lives up to its name.

Drink options start with Italian style coffees, iced and blended coffees, plus hot and iced teas. Lucky 13 have even sourced their own blend of coffee beans from Northern Thailand, which are roasted in-house and available for your at-home use. Signature Fruit Sodas are also available in passionfruit, blueberry, raspberry, and lemonade and are exceptionally tasty. A selection of alcoholic beverages are available.

Dining option includes indoor with well-spaced tables to assist with social distancing or outside on the open deck with street views. Free WIFI is available for those who need to get some work done or simply catch up on their social networks. Don’t forget to Like and Share or check out their Instagram @lucky13sandwich.

So next time you are craving premium sandwiches, burgers, wraps, and salads at affordable prices visit Lucky 13 Sandwich on Hua Hin Soi 94 up past the railway lines. For more information or for online orders see https://lucky13sandwich.com

Michael Cullen

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