After a former CEO of Uber Technologies Inc. To discreetly create a mini-empire of restaurants and closed warehouses, CloudKitchens, a ghost kitchen startup that rents space to companies that prepare food for home delivery, acquired more than 40 properties in nearly two dozen cities. Franklin Junction Creating the host kitchen concept, Franklin Junction signed an agreement with GrubHub this summer. The digital platform helps restaurants to monetize excess cooking and storage capacity by facilitating the production and online sale of other menu items.
Headquartered in Pasadena, California, Kitchen United is a ghost kitchen company that offers professional kitchen spaces equipped for restaurants to prepare and operate menu dishes only at home. In addition to the space itself, they also eliminate complicated point of sale systems and instead offer internal automation software and several orders to streamline delivery services. Despite running a large ghost kitchen company, he said he prefers to pick up the food himself and often forgets that home delivery is even an option. The start-up has recently joined forces with media company Thrillist to launch a rotating ghost kitchen and virtual food hall Zuul Market.
CloudKitchens, a ghost kitchen startup that rents space to companies that prepare food for home delivery, has acquired more than 40 properties in nearly two dozen cities, discreetly creating a mini-empire of restaurants and closed warehouses. Inspire Brands announced Tuesday the launch of a multi-brand ghost kitchen in Atlanta that will serve customers in its portfolio of fast food companies, including Arby's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Jimmy John's, Sonic Drive-In and Rusty Taco. Graf said the company is looking for partners and investors to open and operate ghost kitchens under the GKB umbrella. Choy sees Ghost Kitchen Brands, and similar companies, as an ideal partner for a company with strong brand recognition and weaker distribution channels.
While the operational difference between a QSR and a ghost kitchen with takeaway food may be negligible, the difference in attitude is obvious. But where do you start? These seven companies lead the cloud kitchen market and manage everything from finding kitchens to establishing a strong delivery model. In August, it announced an agreement with the start-up company Reef Technology to open 700 ghost kitchens between now and 2025 in the U.S. UU.
As labor challenges persist in the fast food sector and customers seek a fluid interaction with digital orders, major players in the restaurant industry are leaning towards the space of ghost and virtual kitchens to optimize efficiency and accelerate service.