Growing the food cloud

Cloud kitchen outfit Kitchen United has inked lease agreements for kitchen centres in a number of US locations. The sites, which provide commercial cooking space for brands and concepts to grow off-premises, are slated to open this spring as part of a national expansion strategy to support food delivery services.

Kitchen United says it is looking to help restaurants boost revenue by entering a new market or area cost-effectively to serve consumers “who want to be anywhere but inside the restaurant”.

The company has plans open 15 new locations this year, including in Los Angeles, Seattle and New York City.

Rival US outfit CloudKitchens is looking to expand in China where it is aiming to acquire cheap properties for to provide assembly line preparation at a low-cost for delivery-only food and drink start-ups.

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