Deliveroo has appointed property agents to help it find sites across London for RooBox, its fledgling off-site delivery kitchen concept.
The company, which has already launched the concept in Battersea and Dulwich, has appointed Colliers International and BDG Sparkes Porter to seek further sites across the capital.
The group is believed to have another eight sites under consideration for the concept, which is aimed at areas with limited restaurant supply. It is believed to be in negotiations with landlords in east and north London among other locations.
Bobby Blake of Colliers International, said: ‘The Roobox kitchens are adapted steel containers which only require utility connections and 24-hour access. It is a tremendous opportunity for landlords to generate income from land which may be under-utilised at present. Similarly, it provides new potential for restaurants to spread their catchment area with much less risk.
“Traditionally, expanding a restaurant business means operators have to make substantial commitments to a new site and its development. RooBox frees restaurant owners of this, enabling them to test locations through a delivery-only offering while simultaneously growing their customer base, revenue and brand in a new area.”
The new concept, which has so far been trialled in Battersea with Tommi’s Burger Joint and Yoobi, provides partner restaurants with the use of fully-equipped, off-site kitchens in areas of high demand for delivery.