Announcements cap year of growth for dark kitchen startup
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 2, 2019 –ClusterTruck, a software platform that drives profitable, vertically integrated delivery-only kitchens, and The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), America’s favorite grocer, today announced a partnership to redefine the future of meal delivery. The partnership also coincides with the launch of Kroger Delivery Kitchen, a new service that will join the two companies to offer meal delivery to more customers and markets.
With the service comes ClusterTruck’s newest kitchen, located in Carmel, IN. The Carmel kitchen marks the first suburban location for ClusterTruck. Kroger Delivery Kitchen will also serve customers in the urban cores of Indianapolis, IN, Denver, CO, and Columbus, OH.
“It’s an exciting time to join forces with Kroger and launch our first suburban kitchen,” said Chris Baggott, ClusterTruck co-founder and CEO. “We’re ready to bring our variety of fresh meals to Kroger’s valued customers and provide the meal delivery experience they deserve.”
ClusterTruck continues to attract customers that crave consistency, quality and trust from a meal delivery service. And it’s not just the customers that are pledging their loyalty to ClusterTruck. ClusterTruck has developed a profitable model that benefits customers and delivery drivers alike without the need for delivery or service fees.
“We have been so impressed by the quality of ClusterTruck’s food and the thoughtfulness of their culinary experience and digital design,” said Yael Cosset, Kroger CIO. “Chris and his team have created a more efficient and positive meal delivery experience in the market through a perfect balance of delicious food and visionary software.”
Co-founded in 2015 by Chris Baggott, Mike Cunningham of CRG Restaurant Group, and Dan McFadden, ClusterTruck launched its first kitchen in Indianapolis in 2016. ClusterTruck is a software platform that drives profitable, vertically integrated delivery-only kitchens. With locations in Indianapolis, Columbus, OH, Denver, and Kansas City, MO, ClusterTruck is revolutionizing prepared food delivery from click, to cook, to curb. Get more information and see the menu at clustertruck.com.
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