“This Series C funding further solidifies Kitchen United’s leadership position in the industry,” they said Michael Montagano, CEO and board member of Kitchen United. “Kitchen United is uniquely situated at the intersection of technology, food and real estate. Our solution serves as the technology and physical infrastructure revolutionizing centrally located distribution centers by streamlining off-site ordering and consumption. To that end, we are excited to partner with leading investors in grocery, convenience, restaurants, malls, packaging, logistics, distribution, automation and urban and suburban real estate development,” says Montagano.
“We see many commercial opportunities in the partnership with Kitchen United as it prepares for significant scale. We believe this business differentiates itself from other industry players with its centralized locations, multi-format offerings, experienced management team and mature technology stack – all of which align with Circle K’s mission to make our customers’ lives a little easier every day , as we work together to shape the future of convenience,” said Kevin LewisChief Marketing Officer, Alimentation Couche-Tard.
“The growing trend of off-premise dining represents a major growth opportunity for the ghost kitchen sector and Kitchen United is uniquely positioned to expand significantly in the coming years,” says David Crane, CEO and Managing Partner, GV. “We have long been impressed by Kitchen United’s outstanding performance and unparalleled leadership in the sector. We are excited to continue partnering with Michael Montagano and the entire Kitchen United team as they open more Kitchen Centers across the country and reach more restaurants and consumers.”
Over the past two years, Kitchen United has unveiled numerous industry-leading initiatives, including grocery store collaborations with Kroger and at Simon’s properties across the country.
Kitchen United currently has approximately 200 operational kitchens across 20 regions, powered by its industry-leading proprietary technology, with plans to significantly increase its technological and physical footprint in the near future. The company has seen triple-digit profit growth for three consecutive years, all supported by industry-leading metrics. Kitchen United’s patented technology allows customers to order from multiple prepared foods and consumer goods brands on the same ticket and with the same delivery driver, all synchronized to maximize quality and payload and reduce time and cost.
Kitchen United will continue to focus on The angels, new York, Chicagoand Texas as key markets with continued expansion into other US trade areas. Additionally, Kitchen United will further develop its industry-leading multi-concept ordering technology platform, Kitchen United OS, for use by customers including Burger King, Popeyes, Chick-Fil-A., Portillo’s, Panera Bread, Dog Haus, Wingstop and Brinker International.
About Kitchen United
Founded in 2017, Kitchen United is a leading provider of restaurant hub technology, streamlined logistics and turnkey commercial kitchen space, enabling foodservice operators to capitalize on the growing off-premises business opportunity and offering consumers first kind of a -go experience. The company offers a value-driven, low-risk way for emerging and established restaurant brands to enter new markets, increase revenues through off-site dining and expand delivery areas. For additional information, please visit: http://www.kitchenunited.com.
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