Kroger opens second ghost kitchen in Houston

An ordering kiosk at a Kroger

Written by James Shea

Kroger, in conjunction with Kitchen United, has opened another ghost kitchen in Houston. It is the second collaboration between the two companies.

“Our customers know they can count on Kroger as a destination for the freshest meal solutions,” said Dan De La Rosa,  group vice president of fresh merchandising at Kroger. “The Kitchen United collaboration provides another simple, on-demand meal option within our stores. It is one more example of how Kroger is fulfilling our commitment to anything, anywhere, anytime.”

The other location is in Westwood, Calif.

“We are thrilled and proud to be the first Kroger location in Texas to launch this exciting and innovative partnership,” said Laura Gump, president of Kroger Houston. “‘What’s for Dinner?’ is a question that’s always on the minds of our customers and being able to offer a fresh and tasty selection, paired with friendly service, is the experience we strive to provide each day.”

The kitchen center enables customers to place an order digitally through the web, mobile or an in-person ordering kiosk. Customers can then pick up their meal onsite or have it delivered. Restaurant staff will prepare the orders and delivery service fees will be determined by third-party providers.

“Kitchen United MIX is proud to introduce our multi-restaurant ordering platform to more shoppers through our newest grocery installation with Kroger,” said Kitchen United Chief Executive Officer Michael Montagano. “We recently launched our first ‘store within a store’ at a Ralphs in Los Angeles, and it’s been incredibly popular. Kitchen United MIX is revolutionizing the way people order takeout, and we’re thrilled to provide this one-of-a-kind experience to Kroger shoppers in The Heights neighborhood of Houston.”

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