What is a Ghost Kitchen at Walmart?

Ghost Kitchens Brands, a Canadian company, has made its debut in the US. UU. with the opening of its first store at the Gates Walmart store. It offers dishes from more than 20 restaurant brands and packaged foods, such as Cinnabon, Quiznos, The Cheesecake Factory Bakery and others.

I recently visited the store at 2150 Chili Ave. and found the Ghost Kitchens store right inside the entrance to the Walmart supermarket. It was brightly colored and had huge posters advertising Cinnabon and Yogen Früz. Three touchscreen kiosks were available for ordering and payment.

While I waited for my small order of Cinnabon at the counter, it didn't take long to prepare it. I heard employees chatting with other customers. One pointed to a sign announcing Big Chicken, pointing out its connection to NBA star Shaquille O'Neal, who is its founder and largest shareholder. Another staff member pointed to the variety of foods prepared in the kitchen, from salads to bao.

It's no secret that most restaurant chains don't prepare food from scratch. For greater efficiency and consistency, the dishes or components of the dishes are mass-produced in a central location and delivered to local restaurants, where they are brought to serving temperature and assembled. At Ghost Kitchens, the dishes on the menu are prepared according to each brand's guidelines, according to a Ghost Kitchens spokesperson. Procedures vary from brand to brand.

For Big Chicken, for example, this means making every sandwich with fresh battered and fried chicken to order. For Saladworks, this means putting together every salad. For Quiznos, this means assembling and baking sandwiches. In the end, what you order at Ghost Kitchens should taste the same as if you went to another of the brand's outlets. My mini cinnamon roll was as sweet, soft and sticky as I expected.

Amaya Indian Street Food (this is not related to Amaya Indian Cuisine in Brighton) Ghost Kitchens plans to open more locations in US UU. Walmart stores, including in Texas, California, Illinois and Georgia. Just before Labor Day weekend, Los Angeles International Airport introduced a new food delivery robot called Nom Nom, which can deliver food and beverage orders at boarding gates throughout the airport. The contactless food ordering system is designed to reduce crowds at airport restaurants. To illustrate the trend of the commercial foodservice market towards automating unit-level production, Sweetgreen recently announced the acquisition of Spyce, a Boston-based startup founded by mechanical engineering students from MIT that launched in the school canteen and then extended to a couple of automated restaurants in the Boston area. Sweetgreen says it plans to eventually incorporate Spyce technology into its restaurants. Walmart is expanding its relationship with Canadian ghost kitchen operator Ghost Kitchens Brands to the United States.

The retailer plans to open more Canadian ghost kitchens in two stores in Ontario and two stores in Quebec in the coming months. A ghost kitchen is a food service equivalent of a dark store: a place that prepares food for delivery without offering food service at home. Walmart this week opened its first Ghost Kitchen Brands virtual “food court” store in Rochester, N. The brands available in the ghost kitchen of the Walmart store in Rochester include Amaya Indian Street Food, Beaver Tails, Big Chicken, Cinnabon, Costa Coffee, Dickey's Barbecue Pit, Fries of the World, Frutta Bowls, Funnel Cake, Kraft Mac & Cheese, Lola's Latin Food, Monster Cupcakes, Nathan's Famous, Pepe's Perogies , Quzinos Red Bull Saladworks Slush Puppie Tausi Bubble Tea The Cheesecake Factory Bakery Wings of New York Wow Bao and Yogen Früz.The Ghost Kitchens service allows Walmart shoppers to select food and beverages from up to 25 national and regional restaurant and CPG dining concepts menus and combine them into a single order sent through touchscreen kiosks and receive a text message when their order is ready , allowing them to shop while their order is being prepared. Ghost kitchens operate with minimal person-to-person interaction, allowing restaurants to operate with two or three employees per location. Walmart Canada and Ghost Kitchens Brands are also currently offering a comprehensive meal pick-up and delivery service at a store in St.

Ghost Kitchens sites also serve as delivery centers for restaurant and food service brands through third-party delivery services such as DoorDash and Uber Eats. The opening comes after Toronto-based Ghost Kitchens revealed an agreement with Walmart in March to launch its omni-channel food service concept at dozens of Walmart stores in Canada and the United States.

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