Ghost kitchens spread across São Paulo in the pandemic

Customers may not be aware of this, but meals delivered to their homes after ordering online often come from a growing business that is drawing attention in São Paulo - and not only due to the food, but also for disturbing the neighbors, in some cases.

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 . . .

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