There has been increasing talk of dark kitchens in the media and how they are taking over the takeaway trade. But what exactly is a dark kitchen?
What is a ‘Ghost Kitchen’?
Dark kitchens, or ghost kitchens, are professional kitchens run by operators on a remote site such as a warehouse or a restaurant.
They have enough space to offer more than one cuisine, often under different brand names, such as Deliveroo Editions concept. If you have room for a dark kitchen, it’s a great way to expand your business. If one such site lists multiple brands on aggregator apps such as Deliveroo or UberEATS, it offers more choice and becomes more appealing to a larger audience, therefore increasing its sales. However, operating several brands at once can be complicated, as can managing a large off-site warehouse. It’s important to have adequate kitchen management and delivery management in place, which is made possible with sophisticated restaurant technology.
Multiple brands through one EPOS system
EPOS systems such as 3S POS, offer software to assist with multi-site and multi-brand management.
If you are running several brands at once, it just isn’t practical or affordable for most businesses to have multiple till systems. To manage such delivery operations, look for a till system such as 3S POS, that can help run different brands through the same POS. Not only will the new system be set up exactly to your requirements, but taking orders will become a breeze and there will be more time to focus on operating the site to maximum efficiency.
Integrated with Deliveroo and UberEATS
Working with delivery aggregators is at the forefront of dark kitchen management.
Investing in POS software that is fully integrated with delivery aggregators like Deliveroo and UberEATS is imperative. This will allow the site to manage multiple brands and menus at once, as well as running multiple delivery dark kitchens to maximise exposure and profits.
Efficient Dark Kitchen Management
A good EPOS provider will empower you with the best technology on offer.
For instance, chefs and kitchen staff will be able to manage incoming orders with ease using a Kitchen Display System. The intuitive touchscreen displays helps by colour coding orders and items from different brands and different delivery aggregators. This makes managing a dark kitchen very efficient as kitchen staff can instantly see what needs to be made and where it has to be delivered.
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3S POS develops systems that are incredibly easy to use, so you can be up and running in no time.
Contact 3S POS today and let us take your business to the next level. Our friendly customer service team will make the process easy, so all you need to worry about is cooking delicious food for your hungry customers.