Indonesia-based cloud kitchen management company Yummy Corporation has raised a $12 million Series B round of funding, according to a report from TechCrunch. The round was led by SoftBank Ventures Asia and included participation from new investors AppWorks, Coca Cola Amatil X, Palm Drive Capital, Quest Ventures, and Vectr Ventures. Also participating were existing investors Intudo Ventures and Sovereign’s Capital.
Founded in 2019, Yummy operates a network of fully managed delivery-only kitchens across Jakarta. It rents space to existing food and bev brands, providing them kitchen infrastructure as well as the necessary staff to assist in fulfilling delivery and takeout orders.
The company says it will use the new funds to expand into other cities and further develop its tech platform.
Which cities Yummy next heads to is yet to be announced, but if they’re anywhere in Southeast Asia, the company will face plenty of competition. Food delivery service GrabFood already operates over 50 ghost kitchens across countries in the region, including Indonesia. Delivery service Gojek also has ghost kitchens in Indonesia and other countries in Southeast Asia and India.
Earlier this year, Euromonitor said the global ghost kitchen market could be worth $1 trillion by 2030. That may be an absurdly optimistic number, but there’s no denying the popularity of the ghost kitchen particularly since the pandemic forced most of the world into lockdown and turned the traditional restaurant model on its head. In the last few months alone, we’ve seen numerous sizable fundraising rounds from ghost kitchen companies all over the world as well as more networks of virtual restaurants come to market.
Yummy Corporation raised a $7.8 million Series A round in 2019. This new round brings the company’s total funding to $19.8 million.