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With the pandemic increasing the amount of food delivery and hurting restaurants’ bottom lines, buzzy ghost kitchens see an opportunity to grow.
The category had already attracted a lot of interest, notably from Uber co-founder and former-CEO Travis Kalanick, who launched CloudKitchens in 2016.
We compiled 15 of the biggest players in the ghost kitchen world to show the international scope of the budding space.
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The pandemic has closed thousands of restaurants, many for good, while food delivery volume is increasing substantially. Much of the country has reopened indoor dining, but Opentable is reporting that the amount of seated diners continues to substantially underperform last year.
Ghost kitchens, a buzzy class of startups, were already betting that delivery would grow in market share, attracting founders including billionaire Uber ex-CEO Travis Kalanick, but the rapid increase in delivery demand has accelerated their growth.
These companies operate a kitchen that hosts multiple restaurants or menus, from which they only do delivery orders (or sometimes pick up). Some run their own food brands, while others partner with local chefs or established delivery brands.
While American startup hotbeds like Silicon Valley and New York have seen multiple ghost …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Finance