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When visiting Union Kitchen Ivy City in Washington, D.C., one might see 95 people using the facility’s foodservice equipment and meeting spaces. Most people don’t know each other since individuals working in the space represent different companies. They may be prepping menu items to move to a retail location, getting ready for a catered event, prepping for that day’s food truck sales or engaging in wholesale manufacturing. They’ve come to use foodservice equipment and meet with Union Kitchen’s support staff about branding, marketing and product distribution.
Foodservice production is much more efficient and safe thanks to the overhaul of a 70-year-old kitchen.
This emerging chain expects huge growth through cooked-to-order, fast-casual Asian food offered for dine-in, carryout and delivery.