dark kitchen

noun

plural dark kitchens
: a commercial cooking facility used for the preparation of food consumed off the premises : ghost kitchen
… so-called dark kitchens, … sites containing several kitchens set up solely for delivery, with each kitchen allocated to a different restaurant "brand."Matt Holden
The first big shift instigated by delivery apps is the rise of "dark kitchens," cooking facilities without restaurants attached that are solely dedicated to making meals for food delivery apps.James Titcomb
Ghost kitchens or dark kitchens have exploded in popularity nationwide, creating kitchens that don't serve any customers in person but instead act as a hub for delivery.Colin Pope

Word History

First Known Use

2016, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dark kitchen was in 2016

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“Dark kitchen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dark%20kitchen. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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