Kitchen Hub in Liberty Village Longo’s is Canada’s first virtual food hall within a grocery store
TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2022 – Today , Kitchen Hub, Canada’s first virtual food hall, hosted the grand opening of its fourth location a week ago inside Longo’s Liberty Village, kicking off the start of a longer-term partnership with the Toronto-based grocery chain. This opening marks the first ghost kitchen concept to open inside a grocery store in the city — and the first of its kind in Canada. Future location opportunities are being explored and based on the enthusiasm and early feedback it looks like this unique concept could take off.
Kitchen Hub, known for providing unbelievable takeout, has just opened four new kitchens at Longo’s Liberty Village. There is a full menu of items from Toronto’s beloved Thai restaurant PAI (delicious), Montreal’s buzz-worthy Mandy’s Gourmet Salads, rapidly-growing fried chicken and burger spot Cabano’s Comfort Food and authentic Mexican fare from Elia Herrera of Colibri with Tecolote.
At the Kitchen Hub customers can mix and match items from all four restaurants as well as add grab-and-go offerings from The Cheesecake Factory Bakery, and Elle Dee Bakery. Longo’s ready-to-eat items like housemade pizza, amazing bento sushi boxes, salads, roasted chickens, and all-day breakfast will also be available.
Oh and if all that isn’t unique enough, at this Liberty Village Kitchen Hub located inside Longo’s, you can also sit down at the bar, enjoy craft beer, wine or local sparkling wine and catch up after work, or watch the game. They have several craft beers on tap along with Ontario wines and sparkling wines. Imagine unwinding here after work before doing your shop and heading home.
Dine in, Pick up or have it delivered to your door
All items can be ordered through Kitchen Hub’s on-site kiosks as well as from KitchenHub.com or third-party delivery apps for contactless ordering, pick-up, dine-in, or delivery.
“We are always looking for new ways to exceed the demands of the quickly evolving takeout channel,” says Adam Armeland, Kitchen Hub Co-Founder and CEO. “We identified an incredible opportunity to not only expand our business model by adding a completely new style of virtual food hall, but also benefit our grocery partner by driving foot traffic in-store and our customers by providing streamlined access to unbelievable takeout in a way that’s never been done before. We are thrilled to partner with Longo’s, another Toronto-founded brand, for this exciting new expansion.”
“At Longo’s, our Guests are always looking for delicious food as well as increasingly convenient ways to shop for quality meal solutions. We understand the changing demands and behaviors of our Guests and take pride in always evolving to deliver the best shopping experience possible” said Anthony Longo, President, and CEO of Longo’s. “Kitchen Hub’s collection of curated offerings from top-tier brands will ensure that we continue to elevate, innovate, and appeal to our Guests. We are excited to deliver this new offering to our Liberty Village community.”
Kitchen Hub first opened its doors in 2020, providing infrastructure and services for restaurants to expand with low overhead costs, allowing them to reach new customers while maintaining control of their food production. The brand has also developed proprietary technology, providing restaurant partners with a fully integrated suite of products and access to backend data in real time. With these analytics, Kitchen Hub and its restaurant partners gain further insight into localized consumer trends and hone in offerings to reflect location-specific demands.
Kitchen Hub offers pickup or delivery via KitchenHub.com, all major third-party delivery services and from all Toronto locations: 935 The Queensway (Etobicoke), 234 Parliament Street (Downtown East), 1121 Castlefield Avenue (Castlefield Design + Decor District) and the newly launched at Longo’s 1100 King St West, (Liberty Village).
To celebrate NEW Liberty Village location is offering free delivery and $10 off first orders (w/min. $40 order)
To celebrate the new Liberty Village location, Kitchen Hub will offer customers free delivery and $10 off their first online order (min. $40) at KitchenHub.com using the promo code: LIBERTY10 through to October 14, 2022. Not to be combined with other offers.
ABOUT KITCHEN HUB FOOD HALL
Kitchen Hub creates unbelievable takeout experiences. As Canada’s first virtual food hall, Kitchen Hub is revolutionizing the takeout and delivery industry by bringing celebrated restaurants together under one roof. At all four GTA locations, customers can select menu items from all of Kitchen Hub’s partners, resulting in a combination of foods they love — all in one takeout order. The concept allows for the surrounding neighbourhoods to have access to restaurants that previously were not in the delivery zone, while offering restaurants a viable business model for takeout by providing kitchen space, technology, and services to expand with low upfront costs. Kitchen Hub was founded in early 2020, bringing together experts across the hospitality, technology, and real estate industries. For more information visit KitchenHub.com or hear more from the brand’s founders here.
lead photo by Unbound Productions (CNW Group/Kitchen Hub)