Uber to open ‘dark kitchens’ to expand food delivery business

Uber to open 'dark kitchens' to expand food delivery business

Uber is opening a new front in its battle with Deliveroo by creating kitchens dedicated to the company’s food delivery app.

Uber Eats is piloting a scheme in Paris in which it lets out shared and fully equipped commercial kitchens to restaurants. 

Shared kitchens, which do not cater to walk-in diners but exist solely to serve deliveries, wer first introduced by London-based food delivery competitor Deliveroo in Paris and London in 2017.

Uber opened a test kitchen in the Parisian suburb of Saint-Ouen and intends to expand the programme internationally to other markets, potentially in the US and or Latin America, according to a person familiar with the plans.

The San Francisco-based company has…

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