RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In dark kitchens, or "ghost kitchens," nothing can be bought in person. According to PROCON, consumers are running the risk of buying a "pig in a poke."
These units operate in warehouses run by companies and typically house several kitchens, which pay rent for the space. They have become attractive in the delivery business because they manage to expand the area of operation of restaurants on apps.
A trendy diner in São Paulo that would only cater to Pinheiros (west zone), for instance, may have a "ghost kitchen" in the east zone and thereby shorten . . .