Sutas Pipatjarasgit with his wife Nucharee created a little restaurant in the food court in Franklin Park Mall in Toledo, Ohio in 1983.
Sutas is an immigrant from Bangkok, Thailand who came to the U.S. in 1968 with only $300 in his pocket. He came to the land of opportunity in search of the American Dream. He worked hard and after numerous entrepreneurial failures, he found the magic! Borrowing money on a handshake and promising to pay for design and construction services with his word, he quickly opened Magic Wok and paid his debts within a year. His vision was to serve Toledo with fresh, cooked to order Asian entrees in an open kitchen, where customers could see their food prepared right in front of them.
At first, Sutas thought he would be happy with the one restaurant where he would cook and his wife would take care of the customers. But Toledo loved Magic Wok and Sutas saw the potential for more locations. Because of the supportive community and a dedicated management team and staff, there are 9 area locations.
Sutas’s favorite line is: "Only in America!"
Our concept was created in 1996 in the Franklin Park food court. The idea was to bring something unique to the mall and ultimately to Toledo Since the start, Tropical Grill has co-branded the frozen drink menu of Tropical Grill and Juices in our Magic Wok locations in Toledo.
The Tropical Grill & Juices concept was created around a Tropical Island theme. We have a perfect combination of freshly prepared, flavorful tropical wraps and real fruit frozen drinks.
Tropical Grill offers fresh, healthy and flavorful wraps like Thai chicken wrap, Chipotle chicken, Cajun chicken and many more.
Our tropical frozen drinks include smoothies, cocktails, shakers, cold Cappuccino drinks. Our smoothies are made fresh to order in front of your eyes with real fruit, fruit juices and low fat yogurt. The sun is always shining at Tropical Grill & juices!