Wouldn’t it be great if you could have a coffee within minutes of ordering in through an app?
Or you are having coffee delivery services just a couple of minutes away that you can call and reach you faster than your Pizza? Nowadays, some coffee/drink startups are now promising home deliveries within 10 minutes.
There is no doubt that the home delivery service startups have gained a lot of subscribers in the last two years. And, in the wake of the global spread of Coronavirus in 2020, India had one of the longest lockdowns.
This made delivery services not just relevant but necessary for everyone. Now, the coffee cafe cloud kitchens have arrived too, and they play a vital part in the delivery service chain.
What are coffee cloud kitchens?
These kitchens are also known as virtual, dark, ghost, and commissary kitchens. These are leased spaces that are used for food preparation, especially for online orders and delivery.
These kinds of kitchens used to exist, but in very low numbers and for specific reasons such as serving only in a special area and working for a particular restaurant/food brand. But now, the pandemic has changed everything, including the way people wine and dine and buy groceries.
What are the features of coffee cafe cloud kitchens?
These kitchens are different from traditional ones, though the primary purpose is to prepare food for other restaurants/brands. The features of these types of kitchens are as below.
- No physical space, no dine-in, or any takeaway facility is offered here.
- It may take requests from customers on behalf of a restaurant or food chain (and prepare food). The items will be delivered by a particular delivery service (third party) or the restaurant’s/food chain’s delivery chain.
- It can consist of a single restaurant or a group of food brands that share the same leased space.
- It functions as a production unit with a space for the preparation of food.
- They use high-end software apps for their service.
- The coffee cafe cloud kitchens rely on third-party integration or online ordering by customers through the website, call, or application.
- It doesn’t need front-house employees or other workers you see in a hotel. The cloud kitchens just require the chefs and people who pack food items.
- Also, share kitchen space and the labor/equipment easily.
There are a lot of benefits for the people starting cloud kitchens, such as:
- Low operational expense
- Wide varieties of menu options