Denver-based ‘virtual kitchen’ concept enters Memphis market

Geoff Madding, CEO of Nextbite, defines the concept as a “virtual kitchen.” Madding has a background in restaurants and startups. He combined the two to start Nextbite, which recently entered the Memphis market. The company began as an outgrowth of the tech company Ordermark, which consolidates the ordering process for restaurants using third-party delivery companies […]

@Pizza Partnership. UBER

Wanted to reach out to follow up on our outreach on Instagram.  A bit more info on what we are about…. We’re working with Jerry Media (@F***Jerry, 15.5m net IG social media followers), @Pizza and RaaS (the top virtual restaurant company) are curating the world’s best pizzerias to launch @Pizza’s virtual restaurant exclusively on Uber […]

Alex Canter Talks Ordermark and Nextbite’s $120M War Chest

As the founder of Ordermark and its Nextbite virtual restaurant platform, Alex Canter has become one of the biggest names in the delivery space. Now that SoftBank has invested $120 million in his vision, Canter’s stature is expanding on expectations that one of its delivery-only concepts will perhaps become the next Domino’s Pizza—no pressure. While […]

CHILI’S PARENT GETS INTO THE WINGS DELIVERY BUSINESS

The parent of Chili’s and Maggiano’s is giving the wings delivery business a try through the launch of a virtual restaurant concept, It’s Just Wings. The wings will be prepared in the kitchens of 1,000 company-operated Chili’s and Maggiano’s units, their parent, Brinker International, announced Friday. The popular finger foods will not be added to […]

UberEats offers hotels three food brands that can be run from operational kitchens to bring in revenue

UberEats has announced the launch of three delivery-only food brands that can be run from operational hotel kitchens and restaurants that are finding they have some down time, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic. The delivery company’s UK brand activation manager Angus Wilson spoke about the offer in an ‘I Meet Hotel’ webinar, hosted by Bidroom. […]

Applebee’s Is Planning Ghost Kitchens for Delivery and Takeout Orders

Applebee’s just became the latest restaurant chain to hop the ghost kitchen bandwagon. In an interview with Nation’s Restaurant News, Steve Joyce, CEO of Applebee’s parent Dine Brands, said the company was “experimenting” with the concept. To be honest, the development isn’t terribly surprising. At the end of 2019, we predicted that ghost kitchens would become “the norm” for […]

San Francisco Mulls Legislation for Ghost Kitchens and Food Delivery Services

A San Francisco supervisor is summoning representatives from delivery service and ghost kitchen companies to City Hall next month, for a hearing to determine the new enterprises’ impact on local restaurants. At a Board of Supervisors meeting in January, District 11 Supe Ahsha Safaí said that he’d decided to convene the hearing to determine the “effects of […]

Did Your Food Delivery Come From a Rented Trailer?

Delivery apps sprang to ubiquity in cities like San Francisco with promises that — at last — diners craving food from a region’s most delicious or desirable restaurants could enjoy those offerings without leaving the comfort of their home or office. But as companies struggle to compete in the crowded and competitive delivery space, more […]