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bustling street food market
November 20th, 2023
How to Start a Street Food Business in London

If you’re an aspiring street food vendor in London, we want to share some advice. No fluff, just practical steps to turn your passion into a thriving business venture.  London is a world leader for food, and of course, street food. Cultural diversity and creativity in the food scene, allow London to exceed many of […]

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hand holding takeaway food from a food stall
August 15th, 2023
Unleashing Creativity: How to Craft a Pop Up Food Menu

In a world where tastes evolve, and food experiences are sought-after adventures, we explore the art of preparing an exceptional pop-up food menu. Here, we’ll unravel the secrets behind captivating your audience’s senses, tantalising their taste buds, and creating an unforgettable dining experience. Amid the hustle and bustle of London’s thriving food scene, there’s a […]

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June 27th, 2023
What Does the Future Hold For Delivery Kitchens?

Prepare for a delectable journey into the future of food delivery! Join us as we explore the captivating world of delivery kitchens, where convenience and creativity converge to reshape the dining experience. The global online food delivery market size is expected to reach $500+ billion by 2030, highlighting the immense growth potential for this industry.  […]

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Waiter Robot
February 16th, 2023
How Tech is Amplifying the Running of a Commercial Kitchen

Running a commercial kitchen is no small feat; it requires extensive knowledge of food safety, precise menu planning, streamlined workflows and efficient staff management. But with the rapid advancement of technology, modern kitchens are better equipped to meet demands and stay ahead of the competition. By leveraging the power of technology, chefs are able to […]

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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 renting a kitchen help improve the overall sustainability of the food delivery industry? We give you the latest scoop… The Sustainability of Dark Kitchens Dark kitchens […]

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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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seedling growing out the top of a coin stack
July 11th, 2022
Money Talks; Uncovering Dark Kitchen Profitability

Dark kitchen rentals, also known as virtual kitchens or cloud kitchens, have been popping up around the country at speed. Most food brands got their first taste of the business model during the first wave of the 2020 pandemic.  For restauranteurs to navigate the crisis and still drive profits, they had to say goodbye to […]

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Commercial kitchen staff preparing food
May 19th, 2022
Does your Food Biz Suit the Ghost Kitchen Business Model?

When you hear the term “ghost kitchen”, what comes to mind? For most, it’s an elusive and mysterious business model. But what is a ghost kitchen exactly, and is it right for your food business? With the total foodservice delivery market for the UK worth over £8.5 billion and takeaway orders increasing by the year […]

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Food takeaway box filled with nachos
February 18th, 2022
Dark Kitchen Restaurants: A Passing Fad or Here to Stay?

There is no doubt that the culinary world has been taken by storm in recent years with the popularity of dark kitchen restaurants. These establishments, which operate out of a strictly online-only business model, have generated intense curiosity and gained much traction. A number of restaurant operators and food business owners have recently opted to […]

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