Ghost Kitchens

A takeout delivery packages from a ghost kitchen

Ghost Kitchens, sometimes called virtual restaurants, dark kitchens, or cloud kitchens, are food facilities without dining areas. The operation is set up exclusively for carryout or delivery, and the concept has seen incredible growth. The United States is estimated to have 1,500 ghost kitchens and many brands are setting up shop now as a virtual kitchen. The startup costs are low and carry a high-profit margin. 

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JustKitchen offering direct delivery to corporate office

JustKitchen offering direct delivery to corporate office

With people returning to the office, more opportunities exist in the business lunch marketplace. To that end, ghost kitchen company Just Kitchen has started a pilot project with Panasonic. The business-to-business pilot project with Panasonic Taiwan will provide food...

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Saladworks expands through ghost kitchens

Saladworks expands through ghost kitchens

Saladworks has partnered with ghost kitchen company Combo Kitchen and is opening 20 new locations through ghost kitchens. They are scheduled to open on March 25 across Central Florida.  "We are excited to expand our brand into Central Florida through our partnership...

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Krispy Kreme looks to expand through delivery

Krispy Kreme looks to expand through delivery

Donut company Krispy Kreme is looking to expand through delivery in the United States and Mexico, according to a transcript of the company's earnings call. The company wants to expand its e-commerce capabilities and started a pilot delivery project in the UK through...

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Dog Haus set to grow virtual brand

Dog Haus set to grow virtual brand

Dog Haus plans to grow its virtual brands in 2022. Founded in 2010 in Pasadena, Calif., Dog Haus' traditional brick and mortar locations focus on premium hot dogs. But in 2020, the company moved into the virtual restaurant space to expand and diversify its...

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Kitchen United adds storage lockers at two locations

Kitchen United adds storage lockers at two locations

Apex Order Pickup Solutions and ghost kitchen company Kitchen United have expanded a partnership and are now offering self-serve, automated food lockers at two additional locations. They are in Garden City, N.Y. and Torrance, Calif.  Through the arrangement, customers...

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Virtual brand Wow Bao expands into Canada

Virtual brand Wow Bao expands into Canada

Asian virtual brand Wow Bao is now available in Canada through a partnership with Ghost Kitchen Brands. The virtual brand started in 2003 in Chicago is now available at more than 600 locations across the U.S. The company often works with restaurants and helps them...

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Kitchen United buys software company Zuul

Kitchen United buys software company Zuul

Ghost kitchen company Kitchen United has acquired software and ghost kitchen developer Zuul. The agreement marks Kitchen United’s first acquisition and strengthens the company's position in the restaurant delivery industry. Terms were not disclosed. “As one of the...

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Media company exec. launches delivery only concept

Media company exec. launches delivery only concept

Virtual brand entrepreneur Robert Earl has partnered with Barstool Sports CEO Dave Portnoy on a virtual brand and delivery-only concept. Called Barstool Bites, the concept offers sandwiches, spicy chicken wings, dips and buckets of flavored popcorn. “We’re going to...

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Instacart offers one-hour delivery at Dollar Tree

Instacart offers one-hour delivery at Dollar Tree

Speed continues to be the name of the game in grocery delivery. Instacart and Dollar Tree are working together to offer one-hour delivery at locations across the country. "When it comes to major household expenses, we know every dollar counts," said Instacart...

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