Kitchen United Continues Growth Trajectory, Announces Second Location in Chicago

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Kitchen United, a leading provider of restaurant hub technology, streamlined logistics, and turn-key commercial kitchen space, announced today it has signed its second lease agreement in Chicago, as the company continues to execute its expansion plans. The fifth and newest Kitchen United MIX location will be at 222 N. Wells Street, Chicago.

Kitchen United’s second Chicago location will be in the heart of the city in the neighborhood known as The Loop that is home to a dense population of digital workers and young families. At the site of the popular former food hall Wells St. Market, the location has a legacy of food excellence and recognition by local residents and workers. The reinvented commercial space will house 10 kitchens arranged throughout the property in a similar format to food halls, and will have one central order and pickup area in the middle of the space. The location will eventually open indoor and outdoor seating.

"Chicago has been incredibly welcoming to the Kitchen United brand, and we’re excited to bolster our presence in the city following the successful establishment of our kitchen center in River North in 2018," said Michael Montagano, Chief Executive Officer at Kitchen United. "Kitchen United MIX at Wacker & Wells will support a seamless to-go experience for consumers seeking ultimate convenience and optionality. Further, we look forward to supporting beloved restaurant brands looking to take advantage of the continued boom in off-premise business through our capital-light opportunity that will enable them to grow with minimal upfront costs and lower risk."

Kitchen United MIX offers consumers the opportunity to batch orders from different restaurant concepts mitigating the risk of disputes over "what’s for dinner." Orders can be easily mixed and matched to meet one person’s cravings for Chinese food, while another can get pizza all on the same ticket. Takeout orders are easily accommodated with Kitchen United’s kiosk ordering technology and website and orders can also be made for delivery via third-party marketplaces where applicable.

Brands such as Chick-fil-A, Panera Bread, and Smokey Bones currently partner with Kitchen United at its 831 N. Sedgwick location. All operator brands employ their own staff to focus on the cooking inside shared kitchen space, while Kitchen United staff handles tasks such as trash removal and distributing orders to customers and delivery personnel.

Kitchen United provides restaurant brands the ability to expand into new markets without the expensive build-out of a new, standalone restaurant, and currently operates locations outside of Chicago, in Pasadena, California, Scottsdale, Arizona and Austin, Texas, with additional locations under contract. To learn more, visit: https://www.kitchenunited.com.

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About Kitchen United

Founded in 2017, Kitchen United is a leading provider of restaurant hub technology, streamlined logistics and turn-key commercial kitchen space that empowers foodservice operators to tap into the growing off-premise business opportunity and offers consumers a first-of-its-kind to-go experience. The company offers a value-driven, low-risk way for emerging and established restaurant brands to enter into new markets, grow revenue through off-premise dining and expand delivery areas. For additional information, please visit: http://www.kitchenunited.com.

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Contacts

Kate Ottavio Kent, ICR for Kitchen United
KitchenUnitedPR@icrinc.com
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