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Start-Up Cooklane Reportedly Appears To Be Preparing To Launch Ghost Kitchens In Ireland

Published on Aug 10 2021 12:24 PM in Restaurant tagged: Trending Posts / Cooklane / CloudKitchens

Start-Up Cooklane Reportedly Appears To Be Preparing To Launch Ghost Kitchens In Ireland

Start-up Cooklane reportedly appears to be preparing to launch ghost kitchens in Ireland. As reported by The Business Post, Cooklane has been expanding across the UK and Europe in recent months, pr...

Start-up Cooklane reportedly appears to be preparing to launch ghost kitchens in Ireland.

As reported by The Business Post, Cooklane has been expanding across the UK and Europe in recent months, providing kitchen space for restaurants to fulfil orders on delivery apps such as Deliveroo and JustEat.

Such kitchen spaces are called ghost or virtual kitchens because they are not attached to a physical restaurant.

Cookline, which is the European arm of former Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick's new venture, CloudKitchens, currently operates in the UK, France, Poland, Spain, Portugal and Italy, but it reportedly appears that it may start an Irish operation soon.

Registered Companies In Dublin

Recently-filed documents reportedly show that Matthew Staight and Alan Honan have registered companies in Dublin and Michael Goff is listed as the shareholder of one, and all three of these individuals are directors of shell companies that are linked to Cooklane in other European countries. Kalanick is reportedly named as a beneficial owner of some of the companies that are registered in France.

Goff and Staight are also directors of ghost kitchen start-up Foodstars, which was reportedly purchased by CloudKitchens parent company City Storage Systems in 2018.

New Commercial Spaces Ire Limited, Ire Sga Management Limited, and Future Operations Ire Limited were all reportedly registered by Honan and Staight in the past three months.

Delaware-based company Technical Infrastructure Solutions Ltd is reportedly named as the ultimate owner of New Commercial Spaces Ire Limited in the documents lodged with the Companies Registration Office, and, according to the Open Corporates database, Kalanick is connected to Technical Infrastructure Solutions Ltd.

Declined To Comment

Honan reportedly declined to comment when contacted by The Business Post and Cooklane reportedly did not respond to a request for comment.

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