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The next big restaurant chain may not own any kitchens

By TechCrunch

If investors at some of the biggest technology companies are right, the next big restaurant chain could have no kitchens of its own. These venture capitalists think the same forces that have transfRead full story

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  • Have been fascinated with the idea of the “kitchen-less restaurant” for some time. Would love to see more of this happening.

  • This is a brilliant idea! It's like the WeWork for food delivery. There are some serious risks so United Kitchen's data driven approach is their major edge. Analysis of delivery density, prediction of growth and other kpis are key here. That who builds the right predictive system will win. I wonder what

    This is a brilliant idea! It's like the WeWork for food delivery. There are some serious risks so United Kitchen's data driven approach is their major edge. Analysis of delivery density, prediction of growth and other kpis are key here. That who builds the right predictive system will win. I wonder what the margins might be between setting this in a small city ( lower rents but lower deliveries) vs big cities (expensive rents, high delivery but lots of competition).

  • I think in the long run, restaurateurs will want to keep ownership of the kitchens, if purely to have control of their own facilities. However, this is a clear dawn of a whole new network of partnering businesses that handle logistics and delivery.

    If the tech-y leadership from the current titans (McD's

    I think in the long run, restaurateurs will want to keep ownership of the kitchens, if purely to have control of their own facilities. However, this is a clear dawn of a whole new network of partnering businesses that handle logistics and delivery.

    If the tech-y leadership from the current titans (McD's, Taco Bell, etc.) keep leaving for start-ups, that brain drain could drive the fall of some iconic food chains.

    But on the flip side, the random mom & pop restaurant in the middle of the suburbs could make a whole lot more sense in the age of large-scale food delivery services.

  • This idea is ripe for exploitation. See details about Britain’s “dark kitchens” here: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/09/dark-kitchens-satanic-mills-deliveroo

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