Aug 12, 2021 4 min read

What is Travis Kalanick's Interest in Dark Kitchens?

Wiser! Essays: Dark Kitchens is a $43 billion market. These are the off-site locations built solely for preparing home delivery meals. And it's big business. But why is it being kept so secretive?


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Why are Dark Kitchens so secretive?

The global ghost market is estimated at $43 billion, according to Statista. China is the country with the most ghost kitchens. But it's rising elsewhere around the world as populations stayed locked down in their homes, unable to go out to eat.

It’s the rapidly growing and highly competitive sector of commercial kitchens that only prepare food for the food delivery marketplace.

Fuelled by lockdowns, this sector is growing rapidly, but it is a controversial and competitive space.

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