November 18, 2021

Peter Cook, Publisher

Big news this week as Reef expands with its own brand Another Wing into 150 locations!

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And now, the news…

Issue #69

DJ Khaled unveils new chicken-wing delivery venture Another Wing

The new venture launched in 150 locations across five countries on Thursday, making it one of the largest-ever food launches.


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Reef CCO on Backing DJ Khaled's Hot Wings Chain

Reef's Chief Creative Officer Alan Philips explains the delivery-only ghost kitchen concept.


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How Reef Technology became a major disruptor in the ghost kitchen industry

The parking facilities company turned virtual restaurant king is solidifying its leadership position — although not without a few bumps along the way.


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That Food You Ordered for Delivery? A Ghost Kitchen Might Be Cooking It Up.

Meals delivered by Uber Eats and other food delivery services might not come from an actual restaurant.


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Ghost Kitchens: The Best Way to Reach Your Customers

If you haven’t heard about ghost kitchens, it may be you’ve been using them — but just didn’t know it.


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Automation Is the Foundation of Ghost Kitchens

Ghost kitchens are unique in that, unlike many restaurants, they are inherently technologically-forward.


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Tech Roundup: Delivery Sales Slow Down

Restaurant Business technology update


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Growth of Ghost Kitchens Threatened by Outdated Digital Payment Tech

Restaurants reliant on digital ordering often have to choose between limiting their availability and supporting a difficult-to-manage tangle of disparate channels.


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Frustrated retail workers say they're getting overloaded

Under-staffing is a major problem not only for customers, but also for retail workers.


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How Butler Hospitality is disrupting the hotel dining industry with ghost kitchens

Butler Hospitality turns hotel kitchens into delivery commissaries and provides room service for nearby hotels.


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Jersey Mike's to Open First Ghost Kitchen in New York City

Jersey Mike’s Subs will open its first ghost kitchen on Thursday, November 18 in New York City with Kitchen United.


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Ghost Kitchens Present Unique Leasing Considerations

A Ghost Kitchen Will Tend to House Multiple Operators in One Location.


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A 71 Year Old Delivery Driver Makes 24 Deliveries a Day and Is Not Giving Up His Job Soon

Bob Burchfield is a delivery driver for ClusterTruck, an Indiana-based ghost kitchen.


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Shaq's Big Chicken Opens at New UBS Arena

Big Chicken will welcome Islanders fans as well as concertgoers and guests of a variety of events to be held there year-round.


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Hungry House launches first ghost kitchen in New York

Hungry House today announces the launch of their first ghost kitchen location in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.


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Buffalo Wild Wings tests robotic chicken fryer

Inspire Brands, the restaurant’s parent company, will trial Flippy Wings at its new ghost kitchen in Atlanta.


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Garland Food Fest will serve bites from Dallas' top ghost kitchens

Pioneering virtual kitchen concept Revolving Kitchen is hosting a festival at its facility in Garland.


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Dog Haus Inks Deal to Enter Wisconsin

ROC Ventures plans to open five Dog Haus locations throughout the Milwaukee and Waukesha areas.


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Digital Food Hall Could Be Economic Boon For Downtown San Jose

San Jose business leaders have high hopes for a digital food hall to spice up the heart of downtown.


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800 Degrees Unveils Robotic Pizza Spinoff, 800 Go By Piestro

The 800 Go brand will also feature brick-and-mortar restaurants and ghost kitchens under a new joint partnership with Piestro.


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Why ghost kitchens are on the rise and fast facts from Jozi’s Flying Dish

Even before the COVID pandemic, dark kitchens were becoming a major trend around the world.


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BurgerFi expands footprint into Rhode Island as it acquires Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza

Florida-based BurgerFi International is expanding its reach into Rhode Island.


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BurgerFi Falls Short of Development Expectations

BurgerFi's development plans have taken a significant hit due to COVID-induced macroeconomic factors.


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Starbird Chicken closes $12 million investment round

The fast casual chicken chain plans to use the funding to open additional restaurants and ghost kitchens.


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A Chicago chain grows in Colorado by having 15 restaurants cook and sell its food

In an age of proliferating ghost kitchens and cloud kitchens, a Chicago restaurant chain has pioneered a new concept.


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Bakers Circle: The Present and Future of Food Tech

India: Todays customers are more discerning than ever before, and convenience is their demand.


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Cloud kitchens' GMV to quintuple to $2-3 billion by 2025: RedSeer

India: Demand for the organized segment (QSR, dine-in and cloud kitchen) is growing.


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These restaurant trends are here to stay, even in a post-pandemic world

Philippines: But even with COVID-19 infection rates slowing down, many are still hesitant to take advantage of the chance to dine out.


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JustKitchen Announces Philippines Expansion Through Joint Venture With TDG Ventures

Philippines: Construction to Begin Immediately to Commence Ghost Kitchen Operations.


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