January 6, 2022

Matt Cook, Publisher

Happy belated new year to all!  Looking forward to a great 2022.  Year in review and a promising outlook ahead for ghost kitchens dominate the news.

Here we go as we launch into 2022!  Registrations and sponsorships are available for the 2nd Annual Ghost Kitchen & Virtual Restaurant Conference on June 9-10, 2022 in Dallas.

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And now, the news…

Issue #74

United States Ghost Kitchen Market to Witness Steady Growth till 2026

The United States Ghost Kitchen market is expected to grow robust CAGR during the forecast period, 2022-2026.


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The Innovative Rise of Ghost Kitchens in the Restaurant Industry

Ghost Kitchens has been silently transforming the restaurant industry.


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Ghost Kitchen Market Size, Share, Global Trends Analysis, Forecast Report 2021-2027

The segmental analysis focuses on revenue and forecast for the period 2016-2027.


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Cloud Kitchen Business Model Has Now Become Highly Beneficial

Restaurants are now increasingly dialing up their focus on top-quality ghost kitchens.


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How to Handle the Legal Issues That Haunt the Rise of Ghost Kitchens

COVID-19 has changed a lot of the ways in which people work, live, and, yes, even eat.


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No seats, windshield or cupholders in new electric AI delivery vehicle

The Transporter can make up to 80 stops per delivery run, and gets its brains from self-driving sensor technology.


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The Future of QR Codes is More QR Codes

They continue making their biggest impact now in the quick-service restaurant (QSR) and broader dining sector.


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Tech Companies Predict Food Trends for 2022

Restaurants have implemented new strategies to keep customers and staff safe.


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Why Food and Beverage Digital Trends Are Here to Stay?

It seems that all areas of the economy are embracing digital commerce.


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Envisioning the Future Food Supply Chain

Mattson discusses food, ingredient supply chain issues.


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More restaurant employees are quitting than in any other industry, recent data shows

The quit rate for the foodservice industry has grown from 4.8% to nearly 7% in one year.


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Small businesses scramble to adapt to labor shortage

Raising pay, adjusting operations are among the responses at businesses across the Upper Midwest.


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This is Why the Plant Based Boom Could Gain Further Traction in 2022

The plant-based boom could get red-hot in the new year.


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How do you make a 44-year-old animatronic rodent appeal to today's kids?

Chuck E. Cheese aims to embrace innovation and technology to continue to succeed.


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Table Ghost Kitchen owners find success with savvy social media

They ship cookies across the country, run pop-ups around Central Florida.


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'Ghost kitchen' delivery options expanding on Waitr

It partnered with Virtual Dining Concepts, allowing Waitr to carry its concepts on the app.


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Ghost Kitchen Market to be Dominated by Asia-Pacific Region through 2026

Ghost Kitchen market is anticipated to grow at a formidable CAGR during the forecast period, 2022-2026.


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The pandemic is changing how restaurants do business — and it might be for good

Canada: Focus on takeout and delivery will mean smaller restaurants, with less face-to-face contact.


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4 Restaurant trends to watch out in 2022

London: What will happen to London restaurants in 2022?


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How to Lose Control of Your Customers

London: The New Normal is about how we adjust to this changing digital world.


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Ghost Kitchen Operator Extends FAT Brands’ Gulf Region Footprint

UAE: An estimated 66 percent of customers prefer ordering food online over a dine-in experience.


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CE-Ventures raises $4m in Pre-Series B Round of NirogStreet

UAE: Japan-based ICMG Partners have raised $4 million in the Pre-Series B Round for tech platform NirogStreet. 


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Cloud kitchens gear up for GCC-wide expansion in 2022

Saudi Arabia: Companies are preparing for a major push into the Saudi market.


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AI helping cloud kitchens reach for the sky!

India: AI is giving cloud kitchens the ground for being more efficient and streamlining their operations successfully.


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Swiggy And Zomato To Charge Extra 5% For Food Delivery

India: Food delivery platforms will now undergo the scrutiny of tax.


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Flurry of orders rings out 2021 for Swiggy, Zomato

India: Both food delivery platforms notch up over 2 million orders for the day.


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Living Food nets $7.5 mn in a funding led by Amasia

India: Fresh foods-focused platform Living Food has secured $7.5 million led by Amasia.


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Curefoods acquires five D2C food brands

India: Curefoods has announced the acquisition of five more direct-to-consumer food brands.


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SoftBank-backed Yummy Corp acquires social commerce app

Indonesia: Yummy Corp, an Indonesia-based cloud kitchen company, has acquired MyBrand.


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JustKitchen to Purchase 46,000 Square Foot 'Mega Spoke' Facility and Acquires WeChef Specialized Kitchen

Taiwan: The Mega Spoke will enable JustKitchen to prepare the equivalent capacity of eight ghost kitchen locations within the one facility.


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