Omani cloud kitchen KitchenomiKs raises $1.7 million Seed round
- Oman-based cloud kitchen operator KitchenomiKs has raised $1.7 million in its Seed round from angel investors.
- Founded in March 2022 by Aankush Bhatia, Aju Samuel, and Shrikanth Shenoy, KitchenomiKs offers cloud kitchens for virtual multi-brand restaurants and establishing delivery hubs in Oman.
- The cash infusion will be deployed in centralised kitchens, technology, hiring leadership teams, building more brands, and will fuel its expansion plans into other GCC countries.
Oman-based Cloud Kitchen operator startup KitchenomiKs has raised $1.7 million in its Seed round from angel investors, which includes prominent Omani Investors. The Abu Dhabi Global Market registered startup was launched in early 2022 and currently operates in Oman. The cash infusion will be deployed in centralised kitchens, technology, hiring leadership teams, and building more brands.
KitchenomiKs is a smart cloud kitchen company creating the largest network of delivery-focused food brands. The startup operates through its state-of-the-art, automated centralised and satellite kitchens. Since its inception, KitchenomiKs has created six individual brands with a rating of 4* and above in the region's most popular food delivery aggregator apps. The startup looks to expand across the GCC region, aiming to design and build numerous high-quality food brands operating out of their highly automated hub-and-spoke cloud kitchens. In addition, they partner with F&B brands and Restaurants and help them expand beyond their existing geographic reach with their Kitchen-as-a-Service model.
The company, founded by Aankush Bhatia, Aju Samuel, and Shrikanth Shenoy, now has more than 30 employees and has an exclusive long-term partnership with the Sultanate’s Premier Meetings and Conferences venue, Oman Conventional and Exhibition Centre that gives access to 30,000+ sq. ft. state-of-the-art kitchen facility which has the capability to create and onboard more than 100 own brands and popularly known brands, respectively. This is the largest of its kind cloud kitchen in Oman.
“One of the most innovative things we have done in Oman is to create homegrown foodpreneurs to launch and scale their brand. One such success story is the launch of Shades of Yum, which can scale across MENA,” says Aankush Bhatia, Chief Executive and Founder of KitchenomiKs.