Virtual-kitchen venture sets sights on California, Texas expansion
All Day Kitchens, a virtual kitchen company, has expanded to Chicago, penetrating a key market beyond the San Francisco Bay Area, while raising $20M in a new round of financing. Chicagoland’s Devil Dawgs, Cheesie’s and uncooked are a few of the fast casual restaurants All Day is working with there.
In addition, Chicago independent restaurants ROOH and Demera will also tap the network of satellite kitchens.
Through its Series B round, All Day Kitchens raised $20M, further fueling expansion in the Bay Area, and taking the cloud-kitchen business to Texas and other California markets over the next year. This will follow its entry into Chicago. Total funding of the restaurant technology venture increased to $37.5 million, and this latest round was led by Founders Fund.
Khosla Ventures, Doordash CEO Tony Xu, and Opendoor CEO Eric Wu also participated. Existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and Base10 invested in this latest round, as well.
In the San Francisco Bay Area, All Day Kitchens, formerly Virtual Kitchen Co., has partnered with China Live, Nopalito and Dosa. New brands have also made use of All Day’s satellite kitchens, including Mac ‘n Cue by International Smoke from Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry, Oren’s Hummus, Poki Time, and Glaze Teriyaki Grill. Currently, ten satellite kitchens are active in the market.
“Our partnership with All Day Kitchens has allowed us to bring our beloved food and overall brand experience to many more customers who were simply out of reach before,” said George Chen, founder and executive chef at fine-dining restaurant China Live in San Francisco.
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