U.S | Kitchen United Raises $100 Million

Ghost kitchen technology company Kitchen United has announced a $100 million round of series C fundraising, with new investors from a variety of industries, including Burger King parent Restaurant Brands International, supermarket company, the Kroger Co., Simon shopping malls company, and convenience store chain, Couche-Tard / Circle K.

To date, Kitchen United has raised $175 million, and has included some high-profile fundraisers, including retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning, who also contributed to this round of Series C funding.

"This Series C financing further solidifies Kitchen United's leadership position in the industry," Michael Montagano, Kitchen United's CEO, said in a statement.

"Kitchen United uniquely sits at the intersection of technology, food, and real estate. Our solution serves as the technological and physical infrastructure revolutionizing centrally located distribution hubs through streamlining off-premises ordering and consumption. To that end, we are thrilled to partner with leading investors across grocery, convenience, restaurants, malls, packaging, logistics, distribution, automation, and urban and suburban real estate development.”

This diverse round of investors proves that ghost kitchen and off-premises technology extends beyond strictly restaurant chains and can be useful within the retail and entertainment industries.

Kitchen United will continue its expansion plans in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, and Texas, with continued expansion in other markets. The company also keeps adding brands to its digital ordering platform, which now includes Burger King, Popeyes, Chick-Fil-A., Portillo's, Panera Bread, Dog Haus, Wingstop, and Brinker International.