Essex Food Hall

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Our Short North facility puts you in the heart of 24-hour delivery demand

Made to serve high student delivery demand, our Columbus facility give you access to over 75,000 students at OSU who order delivery day and night. Not only is this facility in a great location for student delivery demand, but these ghost kitchens are also in an optimal location to service demand coming from the surrounding industrial area. With 48 kitchens, this is one of our larger facilities, which helps drive consumer traffic both in person and online. If you’re a Columbus restaurant owner, it’s time to get cooking in one of our Short North ghost kitchens!


Market potential

707 k

Residents (15 mins)

60% of consumers order takeout or delivery at least once a week. Take advantage of access to more consumers with ghost kitchens placed in the heart of residential communities.

521 k

Workers (15 mins)

Client meetings are typically paired with delivery meals and more companies are providing food stipends for their employees, making delivery a major aspect of today’s work environment.

73 k

Students (15 mins)

With Gen-Z college students used to getting things at the press of a button, 37% of them say they plan on ordering meals via delivery, opting out of dining at on-campus eateries.

33

Median Age

Millennials and Gen Z are dominating the food delivery space with over half of each age group using delivery services consistently.


Amenities

Flexible space to meet your needs

Fulfill delivery, kiosk, pickup, and catering orders efficiently.

Keep everything safely stored

Cold, frozen, and dry storage is available to ensure maximum shelf life.

We’ll handle the handoff

Our on-site staff will get every order from your kitchen to the right customer or courier.

Assistance with health permitting

We’ll help guide you through the process to acquire 
your permit from your local health department.

Daily cleanings for your kitchen are included

We'll sweep, mop, and sanitize your kitchen at the end 
of each day, degrease hoods weekly, and more.

Software that connects it all

Manage orders from delivery apps, multiple brands, online menus, and more from your desktop or tablet.

Space

  • Courier lounge

  • Order processing center

  • Staff locker area

  • Receiving / loading area

  • Restrooms

  • Mop wash

  • Trash / recycle

Infrastructure

  • Hoods, extraction

  • Makeup and tempered air

  • Grease trap/ interceptor

  • High-end walk-in cold & 
dry storage

  • High throughput power & gas

  • Industrial-grade water heating

  • Grease trap / interceptor

  • High-end walk-in cold & dry storage

Services

  • All processing of orders including moving food to front of house and hand-off to couriers

  • Order processing center

  • Staff locker area

  • Management & coordination of health inspections

Utilities

  • Gas points

  • Power outlets

  • High power lighting

  • Cold & hot water lines

  • Gas & fire safety system

  • WiFi

  • Ethernet connections

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* Equipment shown is for illustrative purposes only and may vary per facility and by actual equipment you bring.

Layout
Equipment Provided

1 x 3 Compartment sink

1 × Prep sink

1 × Hand sink

1 × Type 1 hood


Additional Storage
N/A
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