CHANDLER, AZ — Becoming a member of Kitchen United Combine in Scottsdale and Tempe Meals Court docket in Tempe, Crave Hospitality Group has confirmed its plans to open a collective of digital kitchens, also called cloud or ghost kitchens, in Chandler.
Digital kitchens existed previous to the pandemic, however when eating places and companies had been pressured to close their eating rooms firstly of the pandemic, demand for to-go and supply orders elevated — and cloud kitchens grew to become extra well-liked.
In contrast to conventional eating places, which require a bodily constructing, a eating room for folks to sit down and eat, and a industrial kitchen — all issues that may be pricey for particular person ideas — ghost kitchens home a number of restaurant “ideas” in a single constructing and share a number of smaller industrial kitchens.
Individuals can then order quite a lot of objects from numerous menus and both decide them up on the similar time or have them delivered.
Crave plans to construct a 15,000-square-foot constructing with a number of kitchens on the southeast nook of Cooper Highway and Yeager Drive, close to the Loop 202 Freeway. It should even have some indoor and outside seating.
Chandler Metropolis Council accepted the undertaking in August.
A spokesperson for Crave stated they had been nonetheless finalizing which ideas can be housed on the Chandler location, and that they anticipate opening someday throughout spring 2022.
Crave has a location in Idaho, which is house to some native favorites, in addition to ideas from New York and Seattle, Washington. Choices embrace thai, pizza, meatballs, sliders, and wings.
Completely different from different cloud kitchens, Crave doesn’t accomplice with different supply firms, like Uber Eats, DoorDash, or Postmates. Their supply drivers are Crave staff.