Longo's Partners With Kitchen Hub Food Hall to Open In-Store Virtual Food Hall; Anthony Longo and Adam Armeland Comment
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA - Longo's is sharpening its edge in both retail and foodservice. The retailer formed a new partnership with virtual food hall Kitchen Hub, bringing the provider's fourth location to Longo's Liberty Village in Toronto, Canada. Signifying the beginning of a longer-term partnership with the Toronto-based grocery chain, this alliance brings a first-of-its-kind, in-store ghost kitchen format to the Canadian market.
"At Longo's, our guests are always looking for delicious food as well as increasingly convenient ways to shop for quality meal solutions. We understand the changing demands and behaviors of our guests and take pride in always evolving to deliver the best shopping experience possible," said Anthony Longo, President and Chief Executive Officer of Longo's. "Kitchen Hub's collection of curated offerings from top-tier brands will ensure that we continue to elevate, innovate, and appeal to our guests. We are excited to deliver this new offering to our Liberty Village community."
Kitchen Hub has four new kitchens at Longo's Liberty Village, with a full menu of items from a selection of Toronto's beloved restaurants.
Customers can mix and match items from all four restaurants, and all items can be ordered through Kitchen Hub's on-site kiosks as well as online or through third-party delivery apps for contactless ordering, pick-up, dine-in, or delivery.
"We are always looking for new ways to exceed the demands of the quickly evolving takeout channel," says Adam Armeland, Kitchen Hub Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. "We identified an incredible opportunity to not only expand our business model by adding a completely new style of virtual food hall, but also benefit our grocery partner by driving foot traffic in-store, and our customers by providing streamlined access to unbelievable takeout in a way that's never been done before. We are thrilled to partner with Longo's, another Toronto-founded brand, for this exciting new expansion."
As this partnership is ignited, future virtual food hall location opportunities are being explored.
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