March 2, 2022

Matt Cook, Publisher

The Metaverse continues to be a point of discussion for companies as they ponder its impact on the customer base.  DoorDash agrees to acquire Bbot, ghost kitchens are a significant part of Wendy’s growth, and name brands continue to look at ghost kitchen models for expansion.

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Issue #82

How Will We Eat In The Metaverse?

If futurists are to be believed, we’ll soon be conducting a good portion of our lives in virtual reality.


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Tidbits about the Metaverse this week

4 Things you need to know about the Metaverse this week.


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Why every restaurant operator should care about NFTs and the metaverse right now

The future of NFTs, crypto and the metaverse as explained by trademark attorney.


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The metaverse: How should small businesses prepare?

Now is the time for savvy SMEs to prepare for its impact.


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Is There Real Money in Virtual Restaurants?

The hype has slowed and virtual operators have been working to build the business up to meet some of the big goals.


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The Biggest Restaurant Chicken Trends for 2022

3 tips to keep customers coming back for more.


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Balancing Disposable And Sustainable

A higher-priced, harder-to-find consumables market has distributors scrambling.


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The Growth of Online Ordering and Food Delivery

A Look into the Growth of Online Ordering and Food Delivery.


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Let ghost and cloud kitchens thrive

Such kitchens became increasingly popular during Covid-induced lockdowns.


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5 Local Search Strategies for Ghost Kitchens

How can you run a successful one with support from a local search strategy?


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DoorDash Enters Definitive Agreement to Acquire Bbot

Deal will expand DoorDash's product suite to power in-store operations for merchants.


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Wendy's CFO: Ghost kitchens, nontraditional units will make up half of 2022 store growth

Wendy's plans to open 150 to 200 REEF ghost kitchen locations in 2022.


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QDOBA Mexican Eats® Partners with REEF

QDOBA Mexican Eats® Partners with REEF to Expand its Footprint in Three US Pilot Markets This April.


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Cracker Barrel expands delivery-only all-day breakfast brand

The Pancake Kitchen will expand in 2022 to operate out of nearly 200 Cracker Barrel locations nationwide.


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Krispy Kreme to open delivery-only shops in US and Mexico

Fresh doughnuts are sent to a central location, and then picked up by third-party delivery drivers.


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Why Dog Haus Is Excited about the Future of Ghost Kitchens

Dog Haus said it has figured out a successful model for its digital business.


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'Ghost kitchen' offers former Mini Corral menu

The Mini Corral brand, menu and original recipes will be back next week.


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Inspire's Restaurant Empire is Only Getting Bigger

It's Going to Include 100 Buffalo Wild Wings 'Go" Stores by Year's End.


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New Brix Holdings President Drives Ghost Kitchen Expansion

Mityas is pushing innovation in his new role as president of Brix Holdings.


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Novel Partnerships Help Franchises Tackle New Challenges, Demands

Two notable franchise deals show the industry is leaning harder into next-generation tools and models.


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Why Just Kitchen Holdings Corp Has The Potential To Deliver Exceptional Shareholder Value

So how is Just Kitchen Quickly Gobbling Up Business in This Flourishing Market?


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Cloud kitchen firm Kitchens@ merges with Kitchens Centre

Merger will make it one of the biggest players in the space with 1,000 kitchens in around 100 locations across 20 cities.


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Hot Doge! Order Doge-Themed Food at New Dubai Restaurant, Pay In Various Cryptos

The restaurant calls itself the “first online, e-commerce platform inspired by Dogecoin.”


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Deliveroo opens debut restaurant

Deliveroo has opened its own restaurant, a neighbourhood pizzeria in Swiss Cottage, London, called Pizza Paradiso.


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Ola Completes 100% Acquisition Of foodpanda From Germany-Based Delivery Hero

Ola Foods has completed its acquisition of once popular food delivery aggregator foodpanda from Germany-based Delivery Hero (India).


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Mukunda unveils Nucleus Kitchens, aims to reach 100 metro and cities.

India: The nucleus kitchen model is a new venture for cloud kitchens when they are looking at expansion.


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Just Kitchen Signs Brand Swap Agreement with Largest Ghost Kitchen Operator in Japan

The Company Gains Access for its Brands to a Major On-Demand Food Market While Importing Well-Known Brands from Japan.


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Cloud kitchens are booming in Dubai but Pakistan is looking to catch up

Dubai already has some 400 food brands operating via 80 cloud kitchens, and Pakistan is looking to cash in as well.


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