Insights

KU regularly publishes industry insights from our team of restaurant and tech veterans to help our partners and future partners thrive. Take a look!

Urbennials Are Changing Cities (And Delivery)

December 27, 2018 Insights

Urbennials Are Changing Cities (And Delivery)

As Millennials drive more US cities to adolescence, what happens to the delivery ecosystem? Leaving college sucks. For the lucky ones who get to go to a four-year residential college, it is such a bubble of like-minded friendship, aligned goals, shared stage-of-life challenges and community. Especially community. Everyone you want to see lives a five […]

The Tech/Food Evolution

December 10, 2018 Insights

The Tech/Food Evolution

Wake up! The way I see it the food world has been lethargic for years because Tech thought Food was boring. New applications of technology are starting to revolutionize a lot of sleeping industries. Shipping, real estate, where disintermediation is finally happening at the realtor level, industrial procurement, construction procurement, etc all have tech companies […]

When Supply And Demand Collide

May 22, 2018 Insights

When Supply And Demand Collide

A major transformation is happening in the food world.  And it’s happening on multiple fronts.  We are in a unique time when BOTH consumer demand and market supply are shifting. On the demand side of the equation, delivery, hyper-local sourcing, and artisanal production are rapidly growing in response to changes in consumer preference.  Millennials are […]

Food For Thought: Top 5 Food Trends Fueled By Millennials

May 21, 2018 Insights

Food For Thought: Top 5 Food Trends Fueled By Millennials

This is a re-post from market research firm Packaged Facts. Original post here. Rockville (MD), April 19, 2016 — Our apologies to anyone who subscribes to the “customers don’t know what they want…” school of thought, but that sort of generalized business rhetoric simply doesn’t apply to Millennials. Demanding what you want, how you do and […]

Another Food Future

May 9, 2018 Insights

Another Food Future

This post (by Jim) is a follow-up to Meredith’s ideal home kitchen design. I loved Meredith’s recent article about how homes of the future will be designed without kitchens. I think the good news is that in the future it will be possible for people who don’t like to cook to thrive without ever cooking. […]

A Little Privacy, Please?

May 7, 2018 Insights

A Little Privacy, Please?

One day, cooking will be a hobby. Something special we do on holidays. A rarity. And we will stop wanting enormous kitchens visible from every room in the house. Today, every HGTV show describes home owners and house hunters unhappy with their choices: “It’s so closed off.”  “The first thing we would do is open […]

The #1 Thing Food Entrepreneurs Should Be Good At

May 2, 2018 Insights

The #1 Thing Food Entrepreneurs Should Be Good At

One of Kitchen United’s stated goals – part of our corporate and personal ethos really – is a dedication to our clients’ success. As a restauranteur myself, I end up in conversations with folks who are keen to improve their marketing efforts, attract more customers, and be on the road to wild success. They want […]

How To Respond To Reviews

May 1, 2018 Insights

How To Respond To Reviews

If you want to read the article containing the original review you can find it here. I recently read a story about a restaurant owner who got so distraught with a “bad” Yelp review that he got the reviewer’s address off of the delivery service’s tablet and called her several times and then went and […]

The War On Big Food: 2018

April 30, 2018 Insights

The War On Big Food: 2018

Original article “The War On Big Food,” by Beth Kowitt ran on Fortune May 21st, 2015. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve talked about this article in the last year.  I was thrilled when I first read it.  As a consultant in the 2000s, I had talked with many of my clients about these trends.  […]

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