Virtual kitchens — delivery-only cooking facilities — are gaining traction among investors, restaurants, brands, and grocers, with funding up more than 12x in 2019.
Food delivery is a notoriously difficult industry, which has seen fierce competition and many a startup failure.
However, a new format is gaining investor interest.
Virtual kitchens — or “dark restaurants” — are satellite cooking facilities that only provide delivery services, typically for orders sourced through popular meal delivery apps like Uber Eats, DoorDash, or Seamless.
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