Indian restaurant group Kricket has partnered with Growth Kitchen, a leading food-tech startup operating smart satellite kitchen networks, to help focus on the quality of its delivery operations.
The restaurant, backed by White Rabbit Fund, has joined Growth Kitchen’s food brands in its Bermondsey hub, including Tortilla and The Athenian, to name a few.
The team behind Kricket, founded by Will Bowlby and Rik Campbell, has always been focused on offering affordable, accessible modern Indian food in London. Having already launched delivery at its brick and mortar locations in Brixton and White City, as well as exploring delivery-only kitchens before the pandemic, the restaurant was able to respond quickly to address the uplift in online orders.
Growth Kitchen was able to offer the Indian group a large kitchen, with all the technology and support needed, located in the borough of Southwark — serving adjoining Tower Bridge, Walworth, Camberwell and Peckham sites.
“When we looked at our location insights for our Bermondsey hub and could see the area was missing a strong Indian food player, we immediately thought of Kricket,” said Máté Kun, co-founder of Growth Kitchen. “Its contemporary twist on Indian takeaway is such cool concept and when the numbers came back strong, we knew they could do really well with us.”
Co-founder Campbell added: “As a growing brand, it’s important that we focus on the sites that are working hardest for us and our Bermondsey kitchen with Growth Kitchen is one of our highest performing locations. We are delighted to be partnering with Growth Kitchen. The operational efficiencies in their set up, combined with their impressive location intelligence, meant opening was quick and easy. We look forward to furthering our relationship in the future.”