How dark kitchens can increase efficiency and help restaurants cut costs
The delivery industry is booming in Indonesia. Get ahead of your competition by opening a dark kitchen with Everplate today.
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Benefits of Dark Kitchens
Open a kitchen in less than 3 weeks
Build multiple food concepts
Minimise costs, maximise profit
Experiment with low risk
Flex and scale your business
Work with several delivery platforms
Your dark kitchen made to order
No matter what kind of chef you are or restaurant you run, we can provide a dark kitchen that suits your specific needs. Each space is generously outfitted with everything you need to get started. Feel free to bring whatever equipment you already love and use, and we'll help you fit in to your dream kitchen space.
- Driver pickup area
- Receiving & loading dock
- Employee Lockers
- Food Conveyor
- Order pickup & processing
- Courier handoff
- Facility staff support
- Cleaning & maintenance
- Pest Control
- 24/7 Security
- Gas System
- Takeout Ledge
- Fire Extinguishing
- Fire alarm
- Fresh Air Machine
- Exhaust Duct
- Grease Trap
- Electric socket
How dark kitchens can save you money?
Our dark kitchens are ultimately designed for one thing: to help every restaurants grow and become profitable.
No front of house costs
When running a typical restaurant, you have to pay the salaries of waiters, bartenders, dishwashers and cooks. In a dark kitchen, you only need to bring in your chefs. This way, you can cut costs, simplify operations, and focus only on what matters for a delivery business.
Reduced operational costs
Dark kitchen spaces are designed for delivery only orders. This means that you can cut down on real estate used for dine-in areas, slim down logistical costs and much more required to run a proper brick-and-mortar restaurant.
Scale with ease
Starting a traditional restaurant from scratch has never been an easy undertaking. Over half shut their doors within a year, and 80% do so within 5 years. If you’re lucky enough to be in that 20% that survive, the chances of being able to grow and scale are even slimmer. But dark kitchens provide an alternative. Everplate takes care of permits, renovations, optimisations, and more that make opening a new branch a far simpler affair than ever. Not to mention, instead of investing an extortionate amount and only being ready to take orders after months and months of work, dark kitchens offer much quicker setup times and lower upfront costs.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What kind of tech do dark kitchens use?
One of the main advantages of dark kitchens is the food technology that goes on behind the scenes. Running a food delivery business is no easy task - especially when you’re collaborating with several delivery couriers and are trying to keep track of all your orders.
Dark kitchen restaurants working with Everplate have a tablet at the centre of their kitchen that facilitates each and every order in a streamlined and efficient manner. It also helps keep track of all the valuable data that you would otherwise be missing out on, such as order volume, peak order times, hot menu items, and more, giving you detailed analysis into the performance of not just your restaurant, but individual menu items and areas you can optimise.
How do you open your own food delivery business?
Opening a dark kitchen restaurant can sound like a complex endeavour, but it is not too dissimilar to starting a traditional restaurant business. The key difference is that instead of finding a location in the centre of town to welcome dine-in guests, you’ll want to find somewhere further out closer to residential or office areas where you can deliver food to your guests' doorstep. As usual, you’ll need to organise renovations, bring in your equipment, and hire chefs - but you won’t need to worry about front of house staff and seating areas.
What are the benefits of working with a company like Everplate?
When opening a dark kitchen, there’s a lot to consider. From renovations to licenses, you need to spend a significant amount of money and time as an upfront investment to even get started - and that’s not to mention the long rental contracts you can find yourself locked in.
Working with Everplate means you can forget about all of this, and instead focus on bringing in your best chefs and whipping up the best food you can to please your customers. In short, we’ll handle all the bureaucratic work while you drive growth. We also have a team of in-house experts here ready to offer advice and help to all our dark kitchen tenants where needed.