I would like to think via standard transitivity arguments that there should be a deep connection between String theory and Statistical Physics.

Why?

Statistical Physics $\rightarrow$ QFT

2d QFT $\rightarrow$ String theory

Statistical Physics $\rightarrow$ String theory ?

It came across my mind, and I thought I would ask. It would just be cool to know how such a connection is established directly from string theory to statistical mechanics without passing through standard quantum field theory arguments or if it can be done