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Food takeaway box filled with nachos
April 17th, 2024
Dark Kitchen Restaurants: A Passing Fad or Here to Stay?

There is no doubt, the popularity of dark kitchen restaurants has taken the foodie world by storm in recent years. These dark kitchen rentals operate with an online-only business model and have gained traction since 2020 (you know when…). Many restaurant operators and food business owners switched to focus on takeaway and delivery only food […]

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Chefs preparing batches of food in commercial kitchen
March 18th, 2024
Choosing a Private or Shared Use Kitchen Rental in London

Whether you’re looking to start out, scale up or require space to create a new product for your thriving foodservice business, a commercial kitchen can have you cooking up a storm in no time. As a budding foodpreneur, one of the most important things to consider is the type of kitchen space you will need. […]

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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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hands placing unbaked bread roll onto a baking tray
March 19th, 2022
What is a Virtual Kitchen and Why are They Growing in Popularity?

The rise of the virtual kitchen, also known as a virtual restaurant, has taken the food and hospitality industry by storm over the last couple of years, and with even more force over the duration of the last six months.  In today’s climate, the prospect of launching a new restaurant is daunting, and with good […]

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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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Uber Eats Takeaway Delivery Driver
May 17th, 2021
The Future of Food Businesses: What are Virtual Kitchens?

A virtual kitchen is quite the chameleon; other names include dark kitchen, ghost kitchen, satellite kitchen, cloud kitchen, delivery only kitchens… I think we’ve covered them all. The number of virtual food brands in the UK grew by 150% in 2019 alone, so the number of delivery-only kitchens grew in line with this incredible uprising […]

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