Fast-food company Jollibee Foods Corp. on Monday said it opened its first cloud kitchen in Singapore for its flagship Jollibee brand.
The opening of the company’s inaugural cloud kitchen comes as demand for its food delivery continues to grow significantly, the company said.
The business contribution of Jollibee Singapore’s delivery has more than quadrupled compared to last year—from 10 percent in 2019 to 45 percent in 2020, the company said.
Tampines is a residential area in the region of Tanah Merah located in the east region of Singapore. The Jollibee cloud kitchen in Singapore is open from 10 am to 8 pm.
“As cloud kitchens roll out, we will be able to reach more consumers and fulfill more orders. The Jollibee Group is able to expand more quickly and cost-efficiently through this innovative store model, while maintaining the same safety and quality standards of our food,” Ernesto Tanmantiong, the company’s CEO, said.
Cloud kitchens are unmarked food production and delivery hubs without any dine-in facility in discreet and lower rent urban locations.
The cloud kitchen in Singapore is the third cloud kitchen to open in the Jollibee Group, with more slated to open soon. Cloud kitchens are part of the Jollibee Group’s overall transformation strategy to adapt to new customer habits and meet the continued strong demand for delivery amid the pandemic.
Jollibee Group opened its very first cloud kitchen in the United Arab Emirates last March, which continues to outperform targets. In the United States, its recently opened cloud kitchen in Chicago’s River North neighborhood was also well-received.
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