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Two New Virtual Food Halls Will Showcase Upstart Dallas Restaurants

The app-based destinations for ghost kitchens and new eateries make it even easier to eat local

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Dishes from Revolving Kitchen Virtual Food Hall
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Two new virtual food halls will soon make dining at some of Dallas’s most unique upstart restaurants even easier.

The first project, called Revolving Kitchen Virtual Food Hall, is a large commercial kitchen that offers space at a low overhead for a handful of small but popular virtual restaurants in Dallas, including TLC Vegan, Wow Bao and Hawaiian Bros. These restaurants are called “virtual kitchens” because they don’t have dining rooms — operating out of a commercial kitchen for takeout and delivery only allows a small upstart restaurant to get up and running with a lower overhead.

According to CultureMap, Revolving Kitchen founder Tyler Shin has now launched an app that combines menus from all of the kitchen’s virtual restaurants and allows diners to order from them with a single delivery fee. This benefits the diner and the restaurants, who often have to pay upwards of 30% of their revenue to be listed on third party delivery apps like Doordash and Uber Eats. Delivery is available through the app within a 5-mile radius and orders can also be picked up at 520 Shepherd Drive in Garland.

The second project, called Krave, comes from Urban Taco founder and Dallas restaurateur Markus Pineyro. When it launches this fall, it’ll host about 30 local virtual restaurants, offering everything from pizza to burgers to tacos. Like Revolving Kitchen, Krave will let diners purchase from several restaurants in one order.

Though Pineyro is still finalizing a location, eventually customers will be able to place orders through the KRAVE app and schedule for curbside pickup or carry out. In-person ordering will be available through ordering kiosks. Once the order is prepared and ready, the food will wait in a warming cubby until the customer arrives, scans their unique code, and retrieves their food.

“We want to revolutionize the Dallas dining scene, Pinyero said in a press release. “We want to be a part of helping to elevate our local restaurants and usher in the new age of ordering takeout.”

Stay tuned for more details on where and when Krave will open.

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