Growth Kitchen has been launched by former business consultants Máté Kun and Tom Gatz. Seed investors include the co-founders of German unicorn and on-demand grocery delivery company Gorillas – Ronny Shibley, Jörg Kattner and Felix Chrobog – with the latter also having formerly served as GM for Deliveroo.
It aims to make high-quality food from top restaurants available to anyone via delivery from smart satellite kitchen networks.
Growth Kitchen has already partnered with restaurant brands in London, including Tortilla, Tai Kitchen and The Athenian, across two hubs that support 20+ restaurants.
It aims to help restaurants scale like a SaaS company, while remaining the exclusive owner of their business, by leveraging technology and data science. It says brands will be able to grow from a few kitchens to hundreds of strategic and sustainable, high-volume locations across Europe.
The startup is headquartered in London.
Kun: “In a world where we take Ubers and watch Netflix, we’ve accepted cooking as the norm for too long. Building on the success of food delivery apps, we are introducing a step change in how we eat… with technology and data at their fingertips, our restaurant partners are becoming fully delivery optimised, providing a consistent, affordable experience to their customers, in a sustainable way and in an environment where employees actually want to come to work.”
Shibley: “What Growth Kitchen brings to the table is the natural evolution of food. Where Gorillas can deliver groceries to your door in 10 minutes, the logical next step would be to go into restaurant food. Within five minutes of visiting one of Growth Kitchen’s hubs, I knew I had finally found the team that had cracked the delivery kitchen model. They have the tech to find and operate across strategic locations, a steady flow of drivers coming in and out, while attracting top food brands who don’t churn and want to keep scaling with them.”