TORONTO — Ghost Kitchen Brands (GKB) has partnered with Walmart Canada to offer a one-stop meal pickup and delivery solution to Canadians.
To kick off the partnership, the first Ghost Kitchen at Walmart has launched at Walmart’s location in St. Catharines, Ont., with additional Ontario locations in Woodstock, Toronto, Lachenaie and Saint-Constant set to open in the coming months.
Customers can order freshly prepared meals in-store and online for contactless pickup or delivery (from third-party apps such as Uber Eats) and mix and match from more than 20 well-known brands, including Quiznos, The Cheesecake Factory Bakery, Pepe’s Perogies, Rocky’s Italian, Canadian Jerk, Slush Puppie, Monster Cupcakes, Saladworks, Beyond Meat, Amaya Indian Street Food, Taco del Mar, Lola’s Latin Food, Tazo, Red Bull, Crêpe Delicious, Nescafé and Ben & Jerry’s, with more being added. All meals are prepared in one kitchen for one pickup or delivery.
“Walmart Canada is a perfect strategic partner for us as we continue to innovate and reinvent the restaurant industry with our unique restaurant concept,” says George Kottas, founder and CEO of GKB. “We are both one-stop shops and we recognize the value in affordable, convenient solutions for our customers.”
The pandemic has helped Ghost Kitchen Brands expand as Canadian consumers look for seamless integration of restaurant offerings, frictionless experiences, as well as the comfort of well-known restaurant and consumer goods brands combined.
“Our goal is to open a Ghost Kitchen every 12 kilometres across Canada and be able to reach every Canadian, in every urban market, within 30 minutes, 24/7,” adds Marc Choy, president of GKB.