Virtual Kitchen, founded by ex-Uber execs to help restaurants with delivery, raises $20 million

SourceCNBC
SectorEconomy
CountrySaudi Arabia

Seven months into the coronavirus pandemic, Uber has largely turned into a food delivery company. Former Uber employees, meanwhile, are finding another way to benefit from the dramatic change in the restaurant industry.Virtual Kitchen, a start-up founded by two ex-Uber executives, has just raised $20 million of fresh capital, according to a filing on Tuesday with the SEC. The company provides technology to set up commercial kitchens designed for delivery, allowing restaurants to get food to customers without the expense and hassle of running a dining room or storefront -- a model that's especially attractive in the age of coronavirus lockdowns. One of its customers, Poki Time, said late last year that it was converting all three locations to virtual kitchens.The company was founded in 2018 by CEO Ken Chong and ...read more...