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Rasul launches first ‘ghost’ kitchen for home deliveries

Shaf Rasul and friends: project bubbling away (pic: Terry Murden)

Busy restaurants are being offered a new option to serve the ever-increasing demands for home deliveries.

A so-called “ghost kitchen” will provide restaurateurs with all the facilities they need to supply the delivery market from a no-frills base on an Edinburgh industrial estate.

Entrepreneur Shaf Rasul has picked up on the idea now sweeping America and China and is ready launch the the first of his Crowd Kitchens concept early in the new year.

These ready-to-use commercial kitchens have no signage, no front-of-house staff and no sit-in tables. They are for businesses making food exclusively for delivery.

There will be 12 kitchens available to rent by the hour or day, all under one roof in the former Shapes warehouse in the capital’s Sighthill close to the city by-pass.

Ghost kitchens have already enjoyed huge growth overseas where restaurateurs have been able to reduce rent and labour costs.

They also give companies the flexibility to expand their business to new areas, without the financial risk of setting up a restaurant.

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