Dubai-based Cloud kitchen expands its footprint in Saudi Arabia by launching its operations in Jeddah this week.
The company currently has a presence in Dubai, Abu Dhabi; and Sharjah, Kuwait; and is working with more than 40 restaurant partners in Riyadh.
As part of the expansion, Kitopi will partner with F&B partners and restaurants across the Red Sea hub. Thus enabling them to expand their operations with minimal capital expenditure and operational costs.
Kitopi has seven kitchens in Riyadh and will look to open more than five kitchens in Jeddah before the end of Q3.
Kitopi CEO and cofounder Mohamad Ballout said: “We are excited to expand our reach in Saudi Arabia, a key market for us. We look forward to partnering with restaurants in Jeddah, enabling them to scale beyond borders and giving customers a chance to experience exceptional food on their terms, quickly and safely.”
The company currently operates over 60 Cloud kitchens globally, leveraging its SKOS or Smart Kitchen Operating Technology. Kitopi works with more than 200 brands globally and has 1,200 employees.
Kitopi’s technology is supported by its tech hubs in Poland and the UAE, as well as a global customer support centre in Dubai.
Part of Kitopi’s expansion strategy in the Kingdom will be aimed at hiring more Saudis across its operations, with a focus on hiring more women. This investment in people will support the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 while opening up new professions for Saudis to embark on.
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