The Portuguese startup led by Rui Bento and Nuno Rodrigues ended 2021 with a team of 53 people and more than 800 thousand meals delivered in eight metropolitan areas in Portugal and Spain.
In 2022, Kitch plans to double the number of employees and reach the milestone of 5 million meals delivered by restaurants using the platform and is moving forward with expansion to new countries, starting with Italy.
Kitch, a Portuguese technology startup whose mission is to help restaurants go digital without giving up their independence, today announces plans to hire 50 new employees during the first half of 2022, while preparing to enter other markets, starting with Italy.
The company led by Rui Bento and Nuno Rodrigues ended 2021 with a team of 53 people who work mostly remotely. Despite being based in Lisbon, Kitch is present in several cities between Portugal and Spain – a number that will increase this year.
With more than 800 thousand meals delivered to the Iberian Peninsula, processed through the Kitch platform, the goal for this year is to help restaurants deliver more than 5 million meals in the two metropolitan areas that it operates in Portugal (Lisbon and Porto) and in six metropolitan areas in Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Vitoria-Gasteiz).
In the mission to allow restaurants to retain their independence in their digital sales, Kitch provides a technological platform that focuses on giving back control, simplifying the operation, and allowing them to increase their sales while reducing their costs.
“Over 2021, we not only made life easier for many restaurants but for those who used the independent, direct-to-consumer store tool, we enabled them to increase their digital sales volumes by 20% – providing their own sales channel. , where your food and your brand are back at the centre and giving you control over where your dishes are delivered”, explains Rui Bento, co-founder and CEO of Kitch.
Kitch has been able to support independent restaurants to thrive in the digital space. Today, the company estimates that around 26% of the total business of restaurants using its platform is now digital – and having the right tools to simplify delivery operations, increase sales and reduce costs is critical for ordering digital technologies really benefit our cities’ restaurants.