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What is a dark kitchen?

In recent years, as restaurants soared in demand, an entirely new delivery strategy emerged. Enter Dark Room – high-efficiency manufacturing units with a low storefront optimised to deliver. In the last two years, a large number of people started ordering online. With food service sales rising, the restaurant business model has evolved. Enter dark kitchens – very efficient producing units with store fronts optimised for delivery. Dark kitchens which were brought to fruition with the emergence of the technology driven share economy are the new profit maximisation opportunity for hospitality businesses. Booking a dark kitchen through Spacenow allows for you to have access to some of the best kitchens in Brisbane. Further dark kitchens allow for both sides of the deal to benefit, the owner of the kitchen otherwise known as a host can make money while they sleep and their restaurant doors are closed. While the client hiring a dark kitchen has created themselves a new business opportunity working in top tier restaurants with the best kitchen facilities available.

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Locations in all the right places

We researched the locations in highly frequency regions in Australia dense with regular food delivery populations. Optimising a smooth pick-up for the couriers, dark kitchens simplify the delivery procedure, and the whole package. So you’ll have time to perfect the food for you without worrying too much about logistics. Spacenow has listed these high frequency locations on our website, if you enquire with our team and we will direct you to kitchens in areas with great delivery sale averages. Great online delivery businesses require the support of companies such as Spacenow which offer flexibility and room to move without the cash grabbing lock in contracts and fine print agreements so commonly found with other companies. Spacenow is here to help your business grow through providing you with the best available spaces for you to operate.

Many names, one concept

Dark kitchens may also be called virtual cooking rooms, cloud kitchens, ghost kitchens, and delivery-only restaurants. Whatever your name is, Dark Cuisine always revolves around the same idea: preparing meals in a commercial for either private use such as functions or most commonly for delivery. The demand for delivery only restaurants has increased since COVID and has now turned into a permanent business model. The share economy which has brought on heavyweights such as Uber and Airbnb continues to provide the world with new business opportunities such as the Dark Kitchen. Spacenow seeks to provide businesses with the best of the best spaces in the new sharing economy wave. The concept of dark kitchens are here to stay so long as restaurants close at the end of the day, so research with the search function on the Spacenow website today for some of the greatest available dark kitchens in Australia.

You have to move with the times

Cloud kitchens were created in response to increasing demand for online meals services. They started appearing initially within high-density cities but are now found far from suburbs. Don Hancey is an experienced restaurant chef in Western Australia. His two commercial kitchens in Perth had recently been updated to let him use them in the morning for the production of food and cooking schools and in the evening to create a dark kitchen. Spacenow is the best way for your food delivery business to move with the times, the share economy has time and time again proved itself to be the way of the future. Book your kitchen today with Spacenow to access the best opportunities and deal with flexible lease terms at low prices. Our team is here to help and will strive to provide you with the best suited term lease and restaurant in premiere locations across Sydney.

Benefits for restaurants

Dark kitchens offer many advantages to restaurants of every size. After hours, historically speaking for kitchen owners meant the end of cash flow for the day. However, Spacenow allows for owners to become a host and maximise their space to make money while they sleep as their space becomes a dark kitchen for one of our clients. This method of recycling your space increases cash flow on all fronts. This is the beauty of the share economy of which Spacenow is a part of, profit maximisation on all fronts is the overarching goal of Spacenow, to provide our hosts with a cash flow after hours and our clients a business opportunity with the best leasing options available. The benefits speak for themselves, and Spacenow’s new website makes it easy for you to book a dark kitchen today, speak with our helpful team and we will provide you with a host of great options with even better lease terms and flexibility.

What you need to know before opening a business

Creating an open-ghost kitchen has a number of different methods. Firstly, decide on the business model that suits you best. You must know the basic kitchen design principles and how to use them to build your virtual restaurant. Brisbane is home to many restaurants and Spacenow is the best place to book them for your delivery service. Booking a dark kitchen with Spacenow is easy, however it is important to remember that some locations are better than others when it comes to demand for delivery services, etc. Chat with our helpful team today and let us guide you through the process of booking a space and where the best places in Brisbane to book lay.

Marketing is not optional

Your brand and message are vital with a virtual kitchen, as that’s what it is. No signs or footfalls are visible from the front. Your social networks, email marketing presence and personality have been deemed important to be effective for the brand’s positioning in an increasingly competitive market. Thanks to the internet, we have many options available. Many ways to optimise your brand and menus include a referral program, review management and marketing emails. Ensure you spread the word about your new food delivery efficiently and effectively using social media, posters, mailing letters and street handouts, the more people that have heard about your food, the more sales this will translate into. 

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