When a confectionary brand wants to expand, it doesn’t build its own factory; it partners with a manufacturer. This is the same approach Kitopi has taken with its cloud kitchens, enabling brands to open delivery-only locations within 14 days.
Kitopi has also partnered with FlexxPay, allowing staff to access a portion of their earned salary whenever they need to. This helps lower financial stress and improve performance.
When you order food from your favorite restaurant via your mobile phone, you probably assume that the meal will be prepared at the restaurant itself. However, a growing number of delivery-only restaurants are preparing dishes in a dark kitchen (kitopi Business Model).
Kitopi, the UAE-based “dark kitchen” startup founded in 2018, is on a mission to make the world’s appetite easier to satisfy. Its managed cloud kitchen approach offers a fully outsourced solution for food companies, taking care of everything from supply chain management to staffing and kitchen management.
With a vision to scale its operations, Kitopi needed a recruitment partner that could support its growth ambitions with a fast and efficient recruiting process. That’s how MOTIFE came to the rescue, deploying a dedicated recruiter to operate under the RPO model. This allowed Kitopi to focus on building a strong team and company culture for the long term. Moreover, it was able to hire engineers at a much faster pace.
Better Customer Experience
Since its launch in 2018, kitopi has made a huge name for itself as one of the region’s fastest-growing technology companies. In 2021, the company announced that it had raised $415 million in its Series C funding round, bringing its valuation up to $1 billion and making it the Middle East’s latest unicorn (along with Careem and Swvl).
With 200+ brands across 60+ sites in UAE, KSA, Bahrain, Qatar, and Kuwait, Kitopi uses a managed cloud kitchen approach to help F&B companies scale in a post-pandemic world. Its Smart Kitchen Operating System (SKOS) suite of applications optimizes cloud kitchen operations in real time to maximize performance and ensure a distinguished customer experience.
With its engineering hub in Krakow and global customer experience center in Dubai, Kitopi is poised for even more growth. Its managed cloud kitchen solution helps restaurants grow by taking on all the heavy lifting – from hiring staff, sourcing ingredients, to negotiating with suppliers and delivery operators – so they can focus on growing their restaurant business.
Convenient Payment Options
Launched in January 2018, kitopi is a managed cloud kitchen platform that allows brands to open delivery-only locations with minimal capital investment. It offers end-to-end services, from supply chain to staff training and food preparation to customer experience, and currently works with 200+ F&B brands.
Co-founders Mohamad Ballout, Saman Darkan, Bader Ataya and Andres Arenas describe their company as a “ghost kitchen,” which means that established brands provide their recipes to Kitopi and its chefs cook them for home delivery. It’s an efficient model that saves on the costs associated with a brick-and-mortar location and has helped catapult the startup to Unicorn status, raising $415 million from investors including SoftBank Vision Fund II and Dogus Group.
As part of its commitment to employee welfare, the team offers a range of convenient payment options, including FlexxPay, which gives workers access to a portion of their earned salaries when they need it. This lowers financial stress and helps them stay focused on their work.
Kitopi offers employees access to a flexible salary and payment system called FlexxPay that allows them to access a portion of their earned salaries when they need it. This helps them lower financial stress and focus more on their work.
Before the coronavirus pandemic hit, Kitopi was gearing up to expand into New York and London. However, the lockdowns halted those plans.
Despite the delay, Kitopi continued to recruit for engineering positions, as their growth required it. In order to scale rapidly and hire top talent, they needed a recruitment partner with deep technical expertise.
To do so, they partnered with MOTIFE. By leveraging MOTIFE’s dedicated recruiter model, Kitopi was able to rapidly onboard an experienced tech recruiter and plug them into their organization, including rebranding the recruiter’s LinkedIn profile and representing the team in interactions with candidates. The dedicated recruiter operated as a true extension of the Kitopi team, delivering the warm, personal touch that Kitopi sought and a rapid results.