Japanese operator of Sushi King restaurants, the Texchem Group has revealed plans of a Bt70m investment in Thailand, with a view to opening between eight and ten new branches in the country by the end of this year. The new branches are expected to increase Sushi King sales to Bt400m and executive vice president of the Texchem Group, Y Nishida, commented: "Sushi King plans to add another 3-4 new outlets to the one already in Thailand and another 4-5 outlets to the 21 in Malaysia." Each new outlet requires approximately Bt10-15m.