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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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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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Ghost 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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two takeaway pizzas boxes in front of a laptop at home
February 11th, 2022
What are Dark Kitchens? The Rise of the Takeaway Kitchen…

With consumers staying home a lot more and food business owners looking for new ways to reach their customers with ease, a new food concept was born… Say welcome to the dark kitchen! The production units are functioning spaces that have been designed to cater to the food delivery market alone, offering a convenient and […]

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A variety of food takeaways
November 12th, 2021
Future of Food; What Might Our Takeaways Look Like in 2030?

Food delivery has become a global market worth more than £150 billion, having more than tripled since 2017 and, since the pandemic in London alone, restaurants are selling an extra 900,000 takeaway meals a week via popular apps like Deliveroo and Uber Eats.  Although the takeaway industry is certainly booming, the food sector will face […]

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October 13th, 2021
Maximising Staff Productivity in Your Commercial Kitchen

Maximising staff productivity in your commercial kitchen is one of the most significant factors for business success. Whether it be your head chef or kitchen porter, ensuring all of your kitchen and catering staff are able to do their work with maximum efficiency and effectiveness will help you meet your goals and maintain profitability. With […]

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Street food truck
July 17th, 2021
Kick-Start Your Vegan Street Food Business with a Dark Kitchen

​​In recent years vegan street food and food trucks have become one of the hottest trends on the market, with customers travelling from miles around to get a taste of the latest pop-up kitchen and develop a taste for the latest vegan foodie craze. Since COVID-19, food lovers with an entrepreneurial flair and a palate […]

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