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November 17th, 2022
New Location! Delivery Kitchens to Rent in Whetstone, Barnet

It’s new, it’s here, and it’s better than ever! …Introducing our BRAND NEW delivery kitchens to rent in Whetstone, Barnet. Our latest northwest London location is geared up and ready to house some scrumptious local food delivery businesses. If you’re an artisan baker, an independent street food brand, or a Whetstone takeaway legend looking for […]

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Takeaway food packaging
October 19th, 2022
Food Delivery Industry: How Sustainable are Dark Kitchens?

As the food industry increasingly moves towards the delivery business model, it has become easier than ever to get your favourite meals delivered right to your door. But can dark kitchens help improve the overall sustainability of the food delivery industry? We give you the latest scoop… The Sustainability of Dark Kitchens Dark kitchens have […]

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October 18th, 2022
Your Walk-in Cold Room FAQs Answered

Your Walk-in Cold Room FAQs Answered For startups and small businesses, the option for a remote walk-in cold room instead of (or along with) having an on-site cold room can often prove very advantageous.  However, while many people in the food industry might have heard of a cold room, if you are new to the […]

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delivery driver handing pizza boxes to customer
October 6th, 2022
Myth Busting: Overcoming Issues of a Food Delivery Business

In the not-so-distant past, enjoying the delights of your local restaurant meant gathering friends and heading to the dine-in spot for an evening of delicious food and socialising. Now, things look a little different.  While people still dine with friends or family, a shift in consumer habits and advancements in food technology means this is […]

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Raw vegetables and a knife placed on wooden chopping board
September 22nd, 2022
The Ins and Outs of Launching a Meal Kit Business

A booming food market Meal kits; a concept that has existed for some years but have flourished since the dawn of the pandemic.  In 2017, the UK meal kit industry was worth 420 million. In just three years, its value more than doubled, to over one billion by the end of 2020. Experts believe this […]

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Food trucks
September 20th, 2022
Renting Commercial Kitchens for Food Trucks; Benefits, Business Models and What to Bank On

Food truck businesses are booming in the culinary world. In fact, the food truck and street food industry have estimated annual revenue of $2.7 billion. But with this continued growth comes increased competition. So how can you ensure your food truck business stands out from an already-saturated crowd? One way to do this is to […]

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Chef working in a dimly lit commercial kitchen
September 9th, 2022
Commercial Restaurant Kitchen Design: The Right Layout for You

The importance of an efficient commercial kitchen layout A kitchen is the heartbeat of a restaurant. Without the kitchen functioning effectively and pumping out high-quality food efficiently, the food business begins to suffer. Although we say the heartbeat of a ‘restaurant’, the same rule applies to all food businesses. Whether it’s a street food truck […]

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Kitchen staff preparing food
August 26th, 2022
The Importance of Food Safety Training in Catering Kitchens

Catering kitchens are hot, busy and very demanding environments. Gas, naked flames, hot surfaces, heavy objects and slippery floors are just some of the many risks of a commercial kitchen.  As well as kitchen hazards, food safety and hygiene are paramount in a catering kitchen. Over 12,000 catering businesses in the UK alone serve an […]

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August 18th, 2022
Ways to Feed Your Ghost Kitchen Profit Margins

Brick-and-mortar restaurants run on thin profit margins, on average between 3% to 5%, whereas ghost kitchens are typically more profitable with an average profit margin of 15%. With that said, it’s still important not to rest on your laurels due to rapidly increasing competition. In a recent blog, we discussed why and how dark kitchens […]

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