Kitchen United provides restaurant brands a turnkey, capital-light way to expand their reach to the off-premise diner.
According to industry sources, the food delivery market is expected to grow from $43 Billion in 2017 to $76 Billion by 2022. Food delivery sales are growing and gaining a greater share of the restaurant business. This growth puts more pressure on a restaurant’s existing assets and costs are high to fulfill an order.
Projected restaurant industry sales in 2019*
Revenue from off-premise in 2018**
*Source: National Restaurant Association State of the Industry Report 2019
**Source: William Blair. Takeout or Delivery: Digesting the Rapidly Growing Online Food Ordering Industry
KU provides forward-thinking, business-ready solutions that empower restaurants and other food service providers to create an exceptional off-premise dining experience.
Kitchen United brings virtual restaurants closer to customers. Restaurants focus on preparing great food, while Kitchen United facilitates getting food to the customer quickly through the delivery service provider(s) of their choice, or through customer pick-up. Everything is designed to enable our restaurant partners to create great experiences for their off-premise customers.
Kitchen United’s kitchen centers offer a comprehensive list of services that enable restaurant members to run profitably. Available back of house services include facility maintenance, cleaning and scullery. A shared labor pool also reduces a restaurant’s cost of operation. KU also runs the front of house, managing all food pick-up and walk-in orders.
We’ve stacked the tech stack. KU has built a flexible technology infrastructure that enables each restaurant to move in and quickly connect with off-premise diners. The KU Eat v2.0 technology stack enables seamless integration with delivery providers and any restaurant’s unique ordering system, including Olo’s digital ordering and delivery enablement solutions.
Kitchen United kitchen centers or virtual food halls are hubs for culinary excellence. Each location is staffed to support 24/7 production and provides everything needed to run a commercial kitchen, including dedicated dry, cold and frozen storage. A range of kitchen sizes are available and fully equipped with all necessary commercial kitchen gear.