Deliveroo has opened a trio of ‘dark kitchens’ in Acton, Brent and Dulwich, as it looks to rollout more sites across the country. 

Five Guys, Dishoom, Rosa’s Thai, Pasta Evangelists, Chilango and Tao Tao Ju, are among the brands that will utilise the new delivery-only kitchens.

Deliveroo said it had “ambitious plans to expand” its Editions service after its UK&I total orders increased by 87% in the first nine months of 2021, compared to the same period the year before. The delivery business has opened Editions sites in London and Bristol this year. 

“We are really excited to expand our Editions kitchens and bring amazing cuisines to even more consumers across the country,” said Will Shu, CEO and founder of Deliveroo.

“Our delivery-only Editions kitchens have been a gamechanger for the food delivery industry and will continue to play a vital role in helping restaurants recover from the pandemic and drive growth.”

Rory Scallan, head of commercial for Five Guys, commented: “Our delivery sales and partnership with Deliveroo has grown throughout the pandemic and we’re excited to see how the Editions kitchens can further strengthen this”.

In September Deliveroo appointed David Ives as its new global property director for its Editions kitchens.