Kitchen United, the kitchen as a service company built to serve the fast growing world of off-premises dining, announced the opening of a new kitchen center in Austin. The facility, referred to as Kitchen United Mix, houses a number of restaurants serving food for delivery, pick-up and catering. Hawaiian Brothers is the first restaurant open in the facility, with Hawt Chicken, Sustain Burger, Bao’d Up, Teji’s, and Dog Haus slated to open in the coming weeks. Additional kitchen space is currently available for restaurants looking to expand their off-premise offerings with a cost-effective solution.
As part of its community focused mission, Kitchen United is sponsoring a kitchen for Keep Austin Fed within the facility. Keep Austin Fed is a volunteer based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that gathers wholesome surplus food from commercial kitchens and distributes it to area charities that serve people in need. The organization will also rescue surplus food from Kitchen United restaurant partners. In addition, local art collective SprATX has been commissioned to work on a series of murals for the location to be unveiled on a rolling basis.
Conveniently located at 8023 Burnet Road, the Austin kitchen center is in one of the most densely populated areas of the city near the University of Texas, making it a turnkey solution for restaurant operators who want the opportunity to increase revenue by expanding their off-premise business. For consumers, this unique ordering concept is ideal for the pickiest of eaters who can order from a variety of different restaurants in one transaction. Pick-up and delivery orders can be placed online through KitchenUnited.com or via a third-party delivery app such as GrubHub or DoorDash. Alternatively, consumers can order at the Kitchen United Mix location on kiosks in the front of house.
“Given Austin’s evolution as one of America’s great food scenes, we’re excited to offer a variety of cuisines from local and national partners all under one roof, allowing consumers an easy and convenient way to enjoy fresh food to-go,” says Joy Lai, Kitchen United’s Chief Marketing Officer. “At the same time, with delivery and take-out growing exponentially, especially given current dine-in restrictions, our model offers restaurants a safe and cost-effective way to reach customers.”
With a data driven approach to identify the best locations for its kitchen centers, aggregating insights on demographics, income levels and cuisine-specific demand in addition to drive time, traffic patterns and other data, Kitchen United affords restaurant brands the ability to expand into new markets without the expensive build-out of a new, standalone restaurant. The Company currently operates locations in Pasadena, California, Chicago, Illinois, and Scottsdale, Arizona with additional locations under contract.
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