Scaling Biryani like scaling burgers. Inside the house of cloud kitchen brands

Scaling Biryani like scaling burgers. Inside the house of cloud kitchen brands

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Scaling Biryani like scaling burgers. Inside the house of cloud kitchen brands

The steaming biryani, piping hot pizza, or box meal that you order on a food-delivery app often comes to you from commercial kitchens set up solely for the purpose of cooking food for home delivery. 

Known as cloud kitchens in industry parlance, these businesses have become one of the hottest investment themes over the last year as digital adoption rose amid the Covid-induced lockdowns. Ordering food online became an indulgence and a necessity as people stayed in, and the habit is likely to stick even post-pandemic. 

A house of food brands

Cloud kitchen startups such as Rebel Foods, CureFoods, Biryani by Kilo, and EatClub (formerly known as Box8), which are at the forefront of this industry, are now building house of food brands. This strategy is similar to the one followed by US-based breakout startup Thrasio,

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Zydeco’s Louisiana Kitchen in Arizona serves Creole and Cajun foods

Just west of Phoenix, at her food truck in Goodyear, Lyn Thomas demonstrated how to make the ultimate muffaletta. Lyn, who hails from southern Louisiana, explained her technique as she layered slices of deli meats and cheeses on a round of bread the size of a baseball mitt.

“It’s important to take care of the sides, so you don’t get a bite of just bread,” Lyn said. Once she’s done, she’ll wrap the sandwich and put it in the fridge with something heavy stacked on top — that helps her handmade olive relish seep into the loaf.

A fragrant pot of dirty rice simmered on the stove of Zydeco’s Louisiana Kitchen, while the swinging notes of soprano saxophone, performed by New Orleans jazz musician Sidney Bechet, dance out from a quiet speaker.

Lyn’s husband, Top Thomas, likes to play a Pandora radio mix of southern soul, 40s and 50s jazz,

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UpStart Kitchen helps local food entrepreneurs start their business

MILWAUKEE — We’ve all heard of the saying, “food is the key to my heart.”

In the Sherman Park neighborhood, a food business is helping entrepreneurs reach their dreams.

When you walk inside UpStart Kitchen, you see top of the line cooking equipment and a food entrepreneurs dream.

Prism Economic Development Corporation (EDC) was founded in 201, by the Parklawn Assembly of God Church with the goal of bringing opportunity to residents of Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood.

Prism EDC’s first initiative was the development and operation of UpStart Kitchen.

UpStart Kitchen opened in June of 2020, and provides entrepreneurs a place to grow or start their food business without the overhead cost of opening a space of their own.

“Being able to come into a licensed facility and have the space and tools to be able to scale up has been great,” said Tomira White, Owner of Delicious Bites.


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15 Walmart kitchen tools that will inspire you to cook more

Cooking more is high on many of our New Year’s resolution lists for 2022, but it’s easier said than done. After a long day, we’ve all been tempted to swing by the drive-thru for a quick dinner. Cooking doesn’t have to feel like a chore, though: Exploring new recipes is a great way to stay inspired, and if you need a little extra motivation to spend more time in the kitchen, some new gear may be in order.

Whether you’re new to the kitchen or improving an already-masterful cooking game, the right equipment makes all the difference. That’s why we compiled this list of 15 kitchen accessories from Walmart that will inspire you to cook more in 2022. From time-saving appliances to clever gadgets to stylish tools, these useful — and, best of all, affordable — picks will make cooking easier and more fun.

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