Like every part of the retail and leisure sector, traditional restaurants are being disrupted by new technology.
The latest iteration of this — the rise of dark kitchens and the food delivery apps that they service — occupied the mind of Vapiano Advisor and former Executive Board member Mario Bauer at Bisnow London's Retail Revolutions 2018 event.
“Dark kitchens are something totally new for us, and we are having to adapt. We are competing against a different animal now,” Bauer said.
These dark kitchens tend to be repurposed buildings or more often shipping containers fitted out with the kitchen equipment required to cook an off-site meal exactly as it would be cooked in a restaurant kitchen. Diners can get restaurant-quality food without the need for a physical space.
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