“Let’s do a cloud kitchen concept for our business”
“Sure, it’s less costly and way more efficient for F&B business nowadays since everyone likes to order food online.”
If you are an F&B entrepreneur having this conversation with your business partner or by yourself, congratulations because you are taking advantage of the current trends and practices. As you are doing your research on the best new location, types of equipment to acquire and other things to prepare for your business, here’s a checklist of what we believe you should have before expanding or starting your cloud kitchen business in Klang Valley.
#1: An established menu
It’s all about the FOOD! Before starting your cloud kitchen concept, it is essential that you already have a menu that you want to be sharing with your customers. Have a list of the menu items and dishes that you know will win your customer’s hearts. Keep your menu short yet extensive! Here’s what we recommend: Mains, sides and drinks. Even better, make it a combo and you are ready to go! However, bear in mind that the food will need to travel to reach your customers. Therefore, always ensure that your menu portion is suitable for takeaway and delivery.
#2: A budget in your pocket
As you might have already known, starting your business with a cloud kitchen concept is less costly and requires less investment compared to conventional restaurants. That being said, how much do you need to have in your hands to adapt to this concept? Kitchen space rental, cooking equipment, kitchen staff, inventory and others, would roughly total up to RM20,000. Yup, you read that right! Just RM20,000 for an F&B business. Plus, cloud kitchens often provide other services such as marketing, operation or consultation to help merchants. Therefore, you best believe that it’s money well spent.
#3: Setting up a food preparation operation
Due to the nature of the food delivery business, all cloud kitchens strive for a fast-paced environment. While customers wished their food would arrive within 10 minutes of placing orders, riders wished that the order would be ready even before they arrived for collection. Hence, it’s the cloud kitchen goal to achieve both to increase customer and rider satisfaction. Having the food preparation process done within the premise itself helps to shorten the food preparation time and assure the food quality too.
These are a few of the essential aspects that you need before adapting your business to the cloud kitchen concept. If you are looking to find a more detailed checklist, don’t hesitate to reach us and we’ll go through everything step-by-step on setting you up at kEATchen. From consultation, marketing, tech support, operations and management, kEATchen provide everything that we believe our merchants will need to be able to hit the ground running.