Micro Food Hall Local Kitchens Announces Expansion into Southern California Market

Local Kitchens has announced plans to expand into Southern California this fall with locations in Huntington Beach, Redondo Beach and Lake Forest.

The Bay Area-based concept will enter the Southern California market this fall with openings in Huntington Beach, Lake Forest and Redondo Beach

Micro Food Hall Local Kitchens Announces Expansion into Southern California MarketLos Angeles, CA (RestaurantNews.com) Local cuisines, the San Francisco-based micro-food hall operator that offers a diverse mix of top local restaurants under one roof, announced plans to expand into Southern California this fall. With eight locations currently open across Northern California in the Greater Bay Area and Sacramento, the openings in Huntington Beach, Lake Forest and Redondo Beach mark the company’s entry into Southern California. The Huntington Beach store will be located at 7151 Warner Ave Suite 105 in the Goldenwest & Warner mall; the Lake Forest store will be at 23621 El Toro Rd Suite Cand the Redondo Beach store will be located at 1109 S Pacific Coast Highway.

Southern California locations will feature a diverse mix of local Los Angeles and Orange County brands, including but not limited to: Badass Baby Burgers, garden bowls, Chicas Tacos, hipbone, Locali, Sweetfinand milk bar. Many of the Northern California concepts currently associated with Local Kitchens will also expand to the Southern California market, through this partnership. Early brands confirmed include cast iron, SAJJ Mediterranean and Sushirritohowever, the specific restaurant brands assigned to the Huntington Beach, Lake Forest and Redondo Beach locations will be confirmed at a later date.

CEO Jon Goldsmith founded Local Kitchens with COO Andrew Munday and CTO Jordan Bramble. Goldsmith and Munday, who were previously colleagues at DoorDash, saw the impact of the pandemic on local restaurants and launched Local Kitchens to help restaurants grow beyond their physical locations. Entrepreneurs set out to transform the dining room experience, focusing on convenience and variety and allowing customers to mix and match cuisines from different restaurant concepts in one order to dine in , take-out or delivery. Each Local Kitchens location offers 5-10 local concepts and offers convenient online and mobile ordering, coupled with fast, friendly service.

Local Kitchens offers a solution for the pickiest family member and the most adventurous foodie who can now mix and match, all in one check. Additionally, this model allows local and regional restaurants to forego the overhead of real estate, staff, marketing and more in order to expand into a new market.

“Our NorCal customers love the unique ability to easily mix and match 5-10 different cuisines in one order,” said Jon Goldsmith, CEO and Co-Founder of Local Kitchens. “We are excited to introduce the same variety of cuisines and amenities to the communities of Huntington Beach, Lake Forest and Redondo Beach as our first of many Southern California locations.”

Local Kitchens currently operates six locations in the Bay Area (Palo Alto, Mountain View, Cupertino, Campbell, Lafayette and Los Gatos) and two locations in the greater Sacramento area (Roseville and Davis). Since launching in the summer of 2020, the concept has raised $28 million from investors, including $25 million in Series A funding led by General Catalyst with backing from existing investors Human Capital and Pear VC. New investors include Fifth Wall and Penny Jar Capital, a startup venture capital firm backed by Stephen Curry. Local Kitchens has rapidly expanded its footprint so far this year, opening four locations in eight months, with the Southern California openings and additional Bay Area locations before the end of the year. Follow @eat.local.kitchens on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date with the latest happenings.

About Local cuisines

Local Kitchens is a micro-food venue that brings top restaurants together under one roof for convenient takeout and delivery. Ideal for families, foodies and groups, Local Kitchens partners with top local and regional restaurant brands to offer customers a wide variety of cuisines to suit all palettes and preferences, with seamless online ordering and fast, reliable service. Local Kitchens is on a mission to bring amazing and convenient food options to every neighborhood while helping restaurants grow and create a sustainable digital business. With eight locations in the San Francisco Bay Area and Greater Sacramento area, further expansion is planned in Northern California, Southern California and across the country. For more information, visit www.localkitchens.com.

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