There are currently a few companies separately operating ghost kitchens—kitchens where multiple, often popular, restaurants share the space but operate on a delivery-only basis.
Kitopi was first founded in Dubai in 2017 and has opened up several ghost kitchens in the Middle East and London. This newest location will be the company's second in the U.S. Kitopi opened up its first location in the States in November, according to Eater, debuting near the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Kitopi's latest opening will follow the same business model as similar kitchens, likely with favorite names to offer in-demand options, but no restaurants are confirmed at this time, according to the most recent information. However, given that the operations are set in New York City, this reporter is expecting some popular brands to flash on her screen with the next news update.
The newest ghost addition to the New York City food scene is set to open up its Manhattan operations before April of this year in Greenwich Village. Eater reported that Kitopi not only has plans to open up more kitchens in the city, but to expand into the rest of the country in the near future.
Will this concept be more prevalent as ghost kitchens become more established and food-delivery increasingly more of the norm? Keep reading Deli Market News as we cover more on this and other industry-leading news.