Are cloud kitchens the future of the food industry?
As per the latest guidelines, in all the probability the restaurants may resume functions from June 8. However it will take a while before they operate in full capacity. However, it will take a while before they operate in full capacity. This has also led to alternate options explored by restaurateurs, cloud kitchen being one of them.
Delhi-based restaurant management expert Ashish Tulsian certainly thinks so. "Around 80% of my restaurant clients have been enquiring about this model since the lockdown was extended in April."That's because these cloud kitchens - also known as virtual, ghost and dark kitchens - are helping restaurants compensate for their losses since the time of the pandemic. Many see it as a profitable model, since it requires no physical space to operate from beyond a kitchen and is solely dependant on third party integrations, orders placed on calls, apps and websites for functioning. While the trend was becoming increasingly popular in pre-Covid times, its relevance has increased manifold during the pandemic, since it's also the best way to keep your business afloat while maintaining social-distancing guidelines.