SaladCraft Middletown opens ‘virtual’ operation in Main Street Market

MIDDLETOWN — Greens and vegetarian lovers now have another meal option with the recent launch of the Saladcraft “virtual” restaurant inside Pokémoto Middletown downtown. Similar to Hawaiian bowls at Pokémoto Middletown, at the 386 Main St. pedestrian mall, the build-your-own SaladCraft menu allows customers to choose among a base, such as spinach, mixed greens or quinoa; proteins — …

Restaurant Vets Launch OrderB4 Ghost, Virtual Kitchen Management

Rapid-fire growth of ghost kitchens and virtual restaurants is setting off yet another land rush in the off-premises restaurant space as developers rush to create seamless software for operators managing multiple delivery-only concepts. As the very definition of a restaurant is in flux, legacy point-of-sale providers and cloud-based upstarts are scrambling to build technology that …

Delivery 2.0: How on-demand meal services will become something far bigger

The U.S. app-based delivery economy took shape in the first half of the 2010s as services such as Instacart, DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Postmates came online and early pioneer Grubhub went public. But it took until this decade for the industry to experience its catalyst event. Seemingly overnight, these apps expanded beyond convenience portals to …

UberEats debuts new pizza ordering app to support local pizzerias

People just got yet another option for ordering pizza. Due to the pandemic, people are getting more and more food delivered, especially pizza. Now, a new app hopes to connect people with local pizzerias as opposed to major chains. UberEats introduced a new national brand called @Pizza. (iStock) UberEats introduced a new national brand called @Pizza, Eater reports. As the name …

Ghost kitchens and delivery-only restaurants may be too popular for their own good

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the trial and adoption of ghost kitchens and virtual brands as food-delivery sales surge. Prices for ghost kitchens are soaring, and restaurant operators are uncertain about the long-term viability of the model. At the same time, many restaurants have turned to virtual brands to lift their sales, but it’s unclear …

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. …