Zuul and Figure 8 Logistics, are proud to announce the launch of Zuul Studios – a ghost kitchen consulting firm. Zuul Studios works with restaurants and real estate owners to leverage their existing brand equity and kitchen infrastructure into digital, delivery-forward businesses.
Zuul Studios acts as a catalyst for helping restaurants and real estate owners remain competitive and develop sustainable food delivery business models. Combining Zuul’s expertise operating ghost kitchens and Figure 8’s experience in food delivery consulting, Zuul Studios is able to create innovative delivery strategies for their clients.
“We saw firsthand the impact our ghost kitchen had for member restaurants,” said Corey Manicone, co-founder and CEO of Zuul. “This model allows for optimizing resources, without sacrificing brand values along the way. We’re excited to bring Zuul Studios to life and support restaurants in developing virtual brands that compliment their existing kitchen operations.”
Zuul Studios works with restaurants to streamline their off-site technology stack, build virtual brands, and minimize operating costs – for example, helping a lunchtime sandwich shop launch a new dinner-focused concept. Through this process, restaurants are able to cross-utilize their existing equipment and supply chains to offer a broader menu to their customers, ultimately creating new sources of revenue.
Further, Zuul Studios works with real estate owners to support the design, build, launch, and operation of their own ghost kitchens. As ghost kitchens prove to be a more efficient use of space through flexible leases, smaller footprints, and a lower cost per square foot, they are an attractive opportunity for owners to reimagine the use of their properties while continuing to support multiple restaurant operators.
“Launching Studios supports the ecosystem approach of providing a diverse set of services to Zuul members,” said Scott Landers, co-founder of Figure 8 Logistics. “Zuul’s mission is to help people thrive in the business of food and Zuul Studios makes the ghost kitchen model more accessible.”
Restaurant and real estate owners can visit zuulstudios.com to request an initial consultation and get in touch with Zuul Studios.