Ghost Kitchen Digest

Issue #53

Virtual brands and ghost/cloud kitchens continue to grow.  So many restaurants are pivoting to this lower-risk model that you have to wonder if the low

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Issue #52

We’ve been at the Ghost Kitchen Digest for exactly one year now!  Happy anniversary!  In celebration of the anniversary, this issue is free for everyone! 

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Issue #51

Virtual brands and ghost kitchens show no sign of slowing, both in the U.S. and around the globe.  The Euromonitor report (our first article) explains

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Issue #50

Welcome to issue #50 of the Ghost Kitchen Digest!   Some pretty big ghost kitchen and virtual brand news this week, though not as many articles

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Issue #49

Plenty of news being delivered to your inbox this week!  Big investments, partnerships, and expansion announcements.  Order your favorite snack online and I bet you

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Issue #48

What a great conference!  It was wonderful to finally get together with 320+ industry leaders at the Ghost Kitchen Conference.  Don’t just take our word

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Issue #47

In less than 24 hours, The Ghost Kitchen Conference will be underway! We could not be more thrilled with the lineup of speakers, sponsors and

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Issue #46

The past year in the restaurant industry has been a tale of two concepts: ghost kitchens and virtual brands. And this week is no different.

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Issue #45

This week’s newsletter has a little bit of everything: some of the recent developments with the now famous Ghost Kitchen Brands, some emerging concepts from

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Issue #44

It’s amazing to see the impact that ghost kitchens are having on this industry. As is clear from this week’s news, a number of restaurants

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Issue #43

Chick-fil-A, Wendy’s, Jack in the Box, Quiznos, NASCAR, and more! Each of them with their own unique concepts rolling out. Chick-fil-A is jumping into the

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Issue #42

Wow! What a week for this booming industry! Some new concepts coming into the fore and some noteworthy success stories as well. Five Guys is

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Issue #41

It’s amazing to see who is coming up with ghost kitchen concepts these days! The Milwaukee Bucks created Cream City Cluckery late last year, Walmart

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Issue #40

Some interesting stories have come out of this week! One up and coming name to keep an eye on is Combo Kitchen. They’re taking steps

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Issue #39

Walmart is taking their ghost kitchens to the next level. We all heard about a month ago when Ghost Kitchen Brands started working with Walmart

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Issue #38

Virtual food halls have been springing up here and there in the past year, but this week a new competitor has entered the arena: C3.

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Issue #37

This week’s digest has a little bit of everything we’ve been seeing in ghost kitchens and virtual restaurants recently. REEF partnered with a robotics startup

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Issue #36

Several restaurant brands that have been utilizing ghost kitchens are showing great promise for the road ahead! Saladworks, for example, is going to be opening

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Issue #35

Ghost kitchens have made it much easier for restaurants to scale their brand across numerous markets. You don’t even need to own the kitchen! Virtual

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Issue #34

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! The Milwaukee Bucks led the way with Cream City Cluckery; now the Detroit Pistons follow suit with Pistons Dish. But it’s

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Issue #33

One more player has stepped into the ghost kitchen arena! Panda Express opened up their first ghost kitchen in San Francisco earlier this week. This

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Issue #32

When it comes to ghost kitchens and virtual brands, there’s always something new! As evidence of this, Walmart is working with Ghost Kitchen Brands in

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Issue #31

A ton of writing has been done on ghost kitchens in the past week! News has come out about new brands developing for operators such

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Issue #30

First Tyga, then Mariah Carey, and now Guy Fieri! Each of them has worked with restauranteur Robert Earl to launch their own celebrity themed menus,

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Issue #29

This week’s news brings a number of great articles, a handful of which cover the growing trend of hotels offering their kitchens as commissaries for

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Issue #28

Get ready for another packed newsletter! Ghost kitchen operators and services continue to take advantage of the new restaurant landscape by developing some fascinating concepts.

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Issue #27

What a tremendously packed week for ghost kitchens! There’s been a lot of great material released in this area from expansion announcements to some fantastic

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Issue #26

Another top restaurant brand enters into the ghost kitchen waters this week. Panera Bread announced that they will be testing ghost kitchens this year, possibly

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Issue #25

OnTrend Concepts has some exciting news to bring you this week! The Ghost Kitchen Conference has been rescheduled to June 17-18! Speakers from Brinker International,

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Issue #24

If this first week is any indication of how 2021 will look, ghost kitchens will continue to dominate the restaurant space. There has been a

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Issue #23

As 2020 draws to a close, it’s astounding to think of the tremendous developments ghost kitchens have made in the restaurant industry. Restaurants have expanded

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Issue #22

With Christmas right around the corner, the ghost kitchen industry has been as busy as ever! Companies are looking to the new year, which means

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Issue #21

This week brings you some fantastic interviews from some fantastic companies, one of which is our own conversation with Kitchen United’s Atul Sood. Each of

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Issue #20

A lot of news has come out of this week for those in the ghost kitchen industry. Kitchen United continues to expand its reach by

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Issue #19

Ghost kitchens continue to make their stamp in the restaurant industry with new expansions and concept developments. Beyond Uber Eats’ recently announced acquisition of Postmates,

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Issue #18

Happy Thanksgiving! As you, your family, and your friends are working overtime to prepare a delicious feast, so too are ghost kitchens all throughout the

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Issue #17

Ghost kitchens continue to grow across bigger and smaller names alike in the restaurant industry. Earlier this week, Chipotle announced their first ever ghost kitchen

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Issue #16

Ghost kitchens continue to expand all throughout the United States as the concept becomes a norm for restaurant success. Red Lobster is testing a ghost

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Issue #15

Expansion is the big theme this week. Brands that have already made their “ghost kitchen footprint,” like FAT Brands, Dickey’s BBQ and Muscle Maker Grill,

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Issue #14

What better time to read about “ghost” kitchens than the week leading up to Halloween? But that’s not the only reason to dive into the digest; there

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Issue #13

Here it is: all the news related to ghost kitchens from this week! Some of the bigger stories are about brands like Bloomin’ Brands, Taco

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Issue #12

The ghost kitchen trend, which seems to have begun so recently is becoming even more innovative in how it is operated. The news this week

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Issue #11

Ghost Kitchens have set precedent as the most effective concept to help restaurants thrive at this time. Here on out, restaurants continue to adapt their

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Issue #10

As Fazoli’s launches a new dimension of their ghost kitchen concept, and The Local Culinary adds new restaurants to their platform, the ghost kitchen world

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Issue #9

This week brings you some big news developments, and a handful of great articles! While Muscle Maker has developed three new ghost kitchens in the

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Issue #8

Ghost kitchens continue to provide a stronghold for smaller restaurants that want to make it big. Much of the news this week follow this trend.

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Issue #7

This week was another great week for ghost kitchens as Burger King announced their new mobile-focused restaurant and Bloomin’ Brands debuted Tender Shack. Among middle-sized

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Issue #6

News stories have been popping up everywhere about restaurants beginning their new line of ghost kitchens. This week is no different! The big players: brands

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Issue #5

Week 5 of the Ghost Kitchen Digest brings you more of the latest news on ghost kitchens! And as has been the case for recent

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Issue #4

Ghost Kitchens continue to grow in popularity and, as a result, the number of news articles and stories continues to grow. Some decent coverage and

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Issue #3

Another great issue of the Ghost Kitchen News Digest. Plenty of interesting news and great analysis. We also wanted to highlight that we just launched

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Issue #2

There is a LOT of news about virtual/ghost kitchens out there. I know. I just spent a few hours just scrolling through article titles and

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Issue #1

Welcome to the inaugural issue of The Ghost Kitchen News Digest! We look forward to searching for and reading through dozens of articles each week

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