Interested in operating your own Wow Bao Dark Kitchen?
Generate Additional Revenue with
Your Existing Team in Your Restaurant
Requirements for a dark kitchen
- An active licensed commercial or restaurant kitchen
- Existing kitchen equipment or capacity to add a few pieces of electrical equipment. No hood is required
- Broadliner delivery service or comparable vendor services
- Experience with third-party delivery platforms is preferred
- An owner, officer, or director of your business must have at least 2 years of experience in the restaurant/food service business
LET’S GET STARTED
Wow Bao Now
At Wow Bao, we partner with local restaurants to simply steam our menu items and have them available for pickup or delivery via 3rd party services (i.e. DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats.) We ship our signature Bao, pan-seared potstickers, delectable dumplings, and flavorful rice bowls to be freshly prepared by your trained restaurant team. Wow Bao offers in-house marketing, supply chain coordination, and 3rd party vendor support to get your business up and running in as little as 5 weeks with potential to earn six-figures in additional revenue. Our food. Your restaurant. Your team. Your Sales.
We partner with local restaurants
Wow Bao Now is a virtual kitchen concept that slides into any commercial space and transforms it into an Asian restaurant. In just 12 months, Wow Bao has launched over 300 virtual kitchens with hundreds of operators around the country. All you need is a steamer and a few feet of space and you’re in business. The corner café that needs more sales? It can be a Wow Bao Now! That beloved burger joint that wants to grow a second revenue stream? It can be a Wow Bao Now. Every local restaurant that needs more, can have more. Right Now. Across the country. It’s that easy.
WOW BAO DELIVERS
ONBOARD THE TEAM
After you review our Dark Kitchen requirements and have filled out the Operator Inquiry Form our team will be in contact to walk you through the program, discuss next steps, and get you ready for launch.
SET UP WITH 3RD PARTY
After connecting with Wow Bao, your assigned Account Manager will oversee the setup and launch of your chosen 3rd party providers. Wow Bao coordinates the set up and transfer of menu descriptions and photo assets as well as National carousel placement and banner ad listings.
MERGE WITH SUPPLY CHAIN
Our Supply Chain team works with you to streamline product distribution to your restaurant. We work with your existing kitchen space and equipment to set you up for success.
TRAIN YOUR TEAM
Our online training program provides video learning, downloadable manuals and marketing materials. To ensure that you are ready, we schedule a virtual walkthrough between our operations team and your staff to give additional support before launch.
“We’re proud to be working with Wow Bao’s incredible culinary team bring their bold and exciting menu to new cities and neighborhoods through delivery, so that customers can be ‘wowed’ wherever they are.”Michael Beacham, President of REEF Kitchens
Hats off to you and your team for the ease of production of the concept…it has worked out well and I have trained existing payroll employees to handle the production…so virtually no incremental cost.Edmund Woo, Saskatoon Lodge
Why Wow Bao Now
ESTABLISHED NATIONAL BRAND
Since opening in 2003, Wow Bao has grown from brick and mortar sites to include locations in airports, college campuses, sports stadiums, music venues, grocery stores, and at least 2 generations of food trucks. Why does becoming a partner with a nationally established brand help your business? When you partner with Wow Bao, you’ll inherit a passionate customer base that loves ordering our signature menu items from the convenience of their phones.
Over the last decade, Wow Bao has been a trailblazer within the industry by introducing bicycle delivery, desktop and mobile ordering, self-ordering kiosks, and launching a fully automated front of house restaurant with LCD animated pick up windows.
In 2017, before terms like “ghost kitchen” or “virtual restaurant” existed, Wow Bao had already partnered with Cloud Kitchens in Los Angeles.
Since the beginning of 2020, Wow Bao has partnered with more than 300-350 local restaurants in just 12 short months.
We pride ourselves of being ahead of the curve and pushing the limits of innovation within the restaurant industry and hope you join us for the ride.
PROVEN DIGITAL MARKETING
Using data driven insights, the Wow Bao marketing team has helped partners launch promotions both in-app and on popular social channels to boost revenues across all 3rd party ordering portals. Some of the ways Wow bao helps drive top line sales for each Dark Kitchen partner are: in-house content creation, digital ads, local PR support, in-app promotions, and strong existing relationships with DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats.
START ON SECOND BASE
Building a brand from scratch is hard. With the help of Wow Bao’s existing audience, national brand-name recognition, and hands on training with your team, you will hit the ground running with sales from day one–so you can focus on what’s important: making delicious-tasting food.
The Barron Report – Foodable Network regarding Dark Kitchen Initiative
QSR Podcast – Dark Kitchen Initiative begins at 1:08:00
Restaurant Hospitality – Chicago-based Wow Bao has created a ghost-kitchen model
FastCasual.com – Wow Bao wants to be your next revenue stream