Play of the Week #4
By Rebecca Clarke
Meal kit delivery services have been growing in popularity throughout the course of the pandemic. The current situation has resulted in more time being spent cooking at home rather than eating out at restaurants. Cooking fatigue has set in for many people and as a result they have been searching for ways to get reinspired in the kitchen. Meal kits are a great solution, as they allow you to learn new recipes, get creative in the kitchen, shorten meal preparation time, and eliminate time spent at the grocery store. Additionally, the instructions are easy to follow, and the ingredients are high-quality. Restaurants all over Canada have also been taking advantage of the meal kit business model. Restaurant meal kits allow customers to receive ingredients that they can use to make fresh meals that are almost identical to what they would receive at a restaurant. So instead of ordering a meal kit in the mail, reach out to a local restaurant in the community to create that experience you may have been missing at home!
“We consolidated all of our restaurants and created an online store to sell meal kits that include BBQ packs, vegan foods, take and bake, pretty much everything. We have seen a decrease in revenue, but I’m thankful to have the bit of revenue that we do have coming from the meal kits.” – Restaurant Owner in London, ON, October 19th 2020
How to start a meal kit service – https://www.dailykit.org/5-steps-to-start-a-meal-kit-service#step_1_get_operation_ready
Meal kits in Canada, 2021 Comparison – https://mealkitscanada.ca/
Toronto Restaurants Offering Ready-To-Make Meals and DIY Kits – https://www.tastetoronto.com/guides/toronto-restaurants-offering-ready-to-make-meals-and-diy-kits
Restaurant franchise systems – Tips for pivoting your business model to focus on delivery and take-out during dine-in prohibitions – https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=ab29c7b3-f2f4-4dfd-8476-e3c49e168427