How dark kitchens can increase efficiency and reduce operational costs
The delivery world is booming in Australia. A combination of changing habits, busy lifestyles, readily available courier services and the COVID-19 pandemic has left people far more likely to order food to their house rather than make the trek down to the restaurant itself.
The convenience of food delivery has certainly made its mark, too: in Australia alone, the industry is set to boom from $43b in 2017 to a whopping $76b by 2022.
This might come as great news for someone who loves to get food delivered to their house – a bigger and more advanced industry means food arrives quicker and hotter. But for traditional restaurants, this poses the challenge of adapting to and juggling a growing delivery business and shrinking dine-in business.
A relatively new concept to the F&B industry, dark kitchens are primed to be the solution for many looking to future-proof their restaurant business and flourish in the new delivery-centric industry. In short, dark kitchens are highly efficient delivery-only kitchen spaces that allow restaurants to fulfil orders in the most cost-effective way.
Let’s take a look at the top few reasons why dark kitchens are both more efficient and cost-effective for delivery when compared to traditional restaurant outlets in Australia.
How dark kitchens are more efficient
Provide for more customers in less time
With a dark kitchen, the order is out within minutes of being cooked.
These delivery-focused kitchen spaces allow you to have a location that caters solely to delivery orders – this kind of efficiency allows you to focus on fulfilling as many orders as possible without any bottlenecks in the process. The Chef Collective team will also figure out the logistics relating to couriers and more, allowing you to focus wholly on cooking the food your delivery business.
Dark kitchens are a turnkey solution
With a dark kitchen, all you need to do is move in. Everything is ready to go from day one – including a whole suite of facilities including but not limited to dry and cold storage, gas points, fire safety systems, restrooms, and an order processing centre. These spaces are perfectly suited for cooking virtually all types of cuisines, too.
Support from the Chef Collective team
The Chef Collective business team will support you daily when it comes to growing your business, remaining cost-efficient and optimizing your delivery-only business.
Manage all your delivery orders through a single tablet in each kitchen
Chef Collective’s dark kitchens have software that allows you to sync all your delivery orders in one single app. Manage orders, generate order demand metrics and have all your delivery apps in one place through Chef Collective’s software.
How dark kitchens can save you money
No front of house costs
Reduced operational costs
With dark kitchens, scalability becomes a realistic option. Chef Collective takes care of permits, renovations, optimizations and logistics to make opening a branch cheaper, quicker, and simpler than ever before.
Break into the world of delivery kitchens with Chef Collective
Thinking about transitioning your restaurant business and getting your foot in the delivery-only world? Read more about which businesses should make the move into dark kitchens, and why it’s a smart business move.
Get in touch with our team of specialists here at Chef Collective and see how our dark kitchen solutions in Australia can bring your restaurant to the next level.