Does this imply there are 30-40 kitchen crews back there, each preparing their own places’ meals with their own ingredients, or does it mean 30 or 40 places have turned over their recipes to this place, and a single large crew is making everything from the same stock of ingredients?
The first sounds interesting, kind of inefficient, and like you would be getting some version of the actual restaurant’s dishes.
The second sounds you’re getting a ‘close enough for govt. work’ version of a restaurant’s food. Which may be just fine for these places.
But it also involves Travis Kalanick, so I’m sure that somewhere in the business plan is a dependency on screwing over the restaurants, the workers, and the customers, as well as a blatant end run around govt. regulation in order to achieve profitability.
Uber (Kalanick’s baby) and its offshoots/imitators are all shell games trying to bilk the investor class while destroying any labor and govt safeguards these would-be robber barons find inconvenient to increasing the size of their Smaug-like mountains of gold.
I predict a messy implosion within the year. Bonus points if it’s brought on by inappropriate comments/behavior from Kalanick himself.