Ghost Kitchen

Articles about Ghost Kitchens or Dark Kitchens

  1. Media & Marketing
  What is the best food marketing job in the foodservice sector?  It has to be a food marketing director at a virtual kitchen.  According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru®at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® who stated, “virtual restaurants, virtual brands start with a blank sheet and are not restricted to a set of self-imposed […]
  1. Channel & Retailers
Food & Wine reports that Chipotle is launching a new bowl-centric foodservice concept:  “Opening in March in Santa Monica, Farmesa will feature the same customizable options Chipotle is loved for. Guests will have the option of building a bowl, which includes a protein, green or grain, two sides, a choice of five sauces, and toppings. […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
We’re big fans of LinkedIn and are busy building an amazing community of retail tech enthusiasts on the social media platform. These are the articles that are currently on their radars, including Walmart, DroneUp, MAPCO, Grabango, Currys, Co-op, and Just Eat. Walmart drone delivery service hits Arizona, Texas and Florida markets with DroneUp Walmart’s drone […]
  1. Channel & Retailers
Willamette Week has a long piece about the growth – and now, the apparent retreat – of the ghost kitchen business ion Portland, Oregon. Here’s how WW frames the story: “A few years ago, restaurants started sprouting up in Portland like toadstools, with names like Mr. Beast Burger, Sticky Wings and Man vs. Fries. They […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
RTIH gets the lowdown on bodo, which was founded by former CloudKitchens and Deliveroo executives and offers e-commerce brands a plug-in that facilitates one hour and same-day delivery directly from their website or store. RTIH: Tell us about yourselves and bodo JG and BN: bodo is a logistics platform enabling brands to our customers eco-friendly […]
  1. Department & Category
Two Kroger stores in the Columbus, Ohio, market are adding menu items from Saladworks to the new Kitchen United Mix Food Hall locations situated in those stores … “Kitchen United’s Mix Food Hall provides customers with a seamless takeout experience, offering a variety of restaurant brands and menu options including Saladworks,” the announcement says.  Delivery […]
  1. Data & Insights
Auzerais went from baking for friends to building a DTC bakery empire in a week. Yes, you read that right. This exponential growth has been documented by multiple publications. Currently, Blondery ships over 75,000 shipments per week nationwide.  So how did this huge success happen, and how does Auzerais handle it all? We sat with […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
There have been several stories out there about how Hooters is teaming up with NASCAR driver Chase Elliott on a new virtual chicken format that will deliver a variety of poultry dishes via Grubhub, DoorDash and Uber Eats. The items will be delivered from some 196 Hooters locations around the country, but will not be […]
  1. Department & Category
  Building a brand with the ‘halo’ of better for you is the undercurrent driving a number of chain restaurant start-ups, and one outstanding grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh food retailer. That retailer is Everytableas regular readers of this blog know our own Grocerant Guru® Steven Johnson believes “Everytable has the best messaging within […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
The RETHINK team visited Las Vegas from September 19-22 for Groceryshop 2022. While there, we had the opportunity to speak with many of our Top Retail Influencers and learn about their event experience. #TRI2022 members- Ricardo Belmar, Michael LeBlanc, Jeff Roster, Melissa Minkow, Bryan Gildenberg, Andrea Leigh, and Stewart Samuel- all shared their thoughts on […]
  1. Channel & Retailers
Toronto-based Longo’s announced that its Liberty Village store now is hosting a Kitchen Hub ghost kitchen – the first to open inside a grocery store in the city, and the beginning of what the two companies call “a longer term partnership.” According to the announcement, Kitchen Hub “has four new kitchens at Longo’s Liberty Village. […]
  1. Department & Category
Bloomberg has a story about how Circle K owner Alimentation Couche-Tard is developing a series of tactics designed to serve a core strategy – growing its food sales to represent between 20 and 25 percent of sales. The impetus comes from a recognition that the company is too dependent on fuel sales and profits at […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The labor movement is a huge part of the food and beverage industry right now. Over 200 Starbucks stores have voted to unionize. And now, gig delivery workers are starting to organize. On Sunday, gig drivers for Lyft, Uber, DoorDash, Grubhub and others in Chicago joined a national coalition of gig drivers called Justice for […]
  1. Channel & Retailers
Fast casual brands Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop and Wing Zone have signed an agreement with RaaS (Restaurant as a Service) to expand through ghost kitchens in California, Oregon and Washington state. “RaaS is the pre-eminent management company for ghost kitchens and we are eager to partner with an industry leader to help expand our brands into […]
  1. Channel & Retailers
Kitchen United raised $100 million from a group of investors that include Alimentation Couche-Tard, Kroger, Restaurant Brands International and Simon Property Group. The latest round brings Kitchen United’s fundraising to $175 million.
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  Regular readers of this blog know that Kroger wants to become a distributor of choice for restaurants in the Dallas area now they want to sell lunch and dinner to your customers. According to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® It just might work better than many of you think. […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Kroger has opened a “restaurant hub” with Kitchen United MIX at one of the grocery chain’s stores in Dallas. “We are always looking for new and unique ways to help our customers answer the ‘What’s for dinner tonight?’ question,” Keith Shoemaker, president of the Kroger Dallas Division, said in a statement. “The collaboration with Kitchen […]
  1. Data & Insights
  Regular readers of this blog know that it has been nearly one year after announcing the initial partnership, sushi is now available for dine-in at 17 TGI Friday’slocations, in addition to traditional virtual – ghost kitchens and availability through third-party delivery adding top line sales and bottom-line profits. If you remember, it was Steven […]
  1. Channel & Retailers
We wrote yesterday about Kroger’s successful ghost kitchen initiative, prompting one MNB reader to ask: What’s a ghost kitchen? Fair point – I shouldn’t assume that all MNB readers are familiar with all the things we write about here. EHL Insights defines a ghost kitchen this way: Ghost kitchens are also referred to as micro-cloud […]

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Get ready because the empty truck cabs in motion are coming. Gatik, which is involved in autonomous middle-mile logistics, has announced a multi-year commercial collaboration to transport customer orders within Kroger’s Dallas distribution network. The operations will launch in a few weeks. Under the collaboration, Gatik’s medium-duty autonomous box trucks will transport fresh, customer-favorite products from […]
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Albertsons yesterday unveiled what it said was “the redesign of its Open Nature brand as the company strives to become the brand of choice for those health-conscious shoppers seeking a more balanced lifestyle. Open Nature, which is part of Albertsons Cos. Own Brands portfolio, provides shoppers with tasty foods made with thoughtfully chosen ingredients that […]