Combining forces with a number of small companies, Opp Kitchen is a brand new to-go meals corridor fashion restaurant in Martinez, Georgia, that brings quite a lot of meals flavors to the general public.
The brand new restaurant, situated at 359 Furys Ferry Highway, opened Aug. 13. Proprietor Onnie Sanford, who additionally runs taking part enterprise Paleo Num Yums, discovered a solution to make the most of her current business kitchen area after the results of the COVID-19 affected her gross sales.
“There are a number of companies proper now struggling. They wanted to rent individuals however they could not afford to rent any individual. Costs had been going up, their backside line was going to should go up, which implies their prices to customers was going to go up they usually did not know do it,” Sanford defined.
“…I sort of sat again and thought wow, ‘Why am I being quiet and ashamed that my enterprise is struggling when there’s a number of meals based mostly companies which might be struggling?’ I began to sort of put collectively a shared kitchen idea which is huge in Columbia, Atlanta and even Orlando.”
Opp Kitchen goals to deliver individuals collectively by means of its number of meals choices with little overlap. Paleo Num Yums, Uprooted Vegan Delicacies, Angeleno Road Tacos, PJ’s Snacky Sack and Zip Chef at the moment rotate utilizing the 2 business kitchen areas within the constructing to prepare dinner and refrigerate meals.
Sanford stated she enjoys studying and serving to the companies inside Opp Kitchen succeed and have a spot for them to prepare dinner.
“I like serving to these companies. They’re all at very completely different phases, a few of them are full on working they usually simply want a spot to let go they usually get to supply some extra stuff. A few of them are newer companies that want a bit bit extra assist getting began and that’s sort of the place I actually like is giving them a bit steering and guiding them alongside the best way and telling them issues which have labored for me, issues that have not labored for me,” she stated.
Norman Aldredge, who shares the kitchen and likewise creates frozen entrees made for meal prep for ZipChef, is worked up for the enterprise and for the neighborhood to eat collectively.
“We simply had our grand opening the opposite day and the chance to work together with the opposite companies who additionally occupy the area with us is one thing that’s distinctive,” he stated. “A variety of of us solely see these different companies as their opponents, however at Opp, we do sort of compete with one another however we additionally provide such quite a lot of meals that we assist one another so far as rounding out the market.”
“I believe the largest response is that individuals love the range,” Sanford stated. “…Everybody in a bunch of mates or household, you all the time have that one person who eats otherwise. They’ve a meals allergy, they’ve meals sensitivities, or they’re simply actually choosy. Now there’s something for everyone. Each enterprise right here could be very completely different and no person actually overlaps with one another and I be sure that after I take a look at bringing different companies on that their meals do not overlap.”
Companies who’re taken with renting kitchen area or utilizing retail fridges can electronic mail Opp Kitchen at [email protected] .
“We’re glad to be part of it and we predict that this idea is one thing that the busy, bustling space of Evans, Grovetown and even down into Augusta, it has been wanted for a very long time,” Aldredge stated.
“It permits individuals to strive so many various flavors with out having to trek throughout Augusta. Time is a really invaluable commodity and we sort of assist provide you with extra time,” Sanford stated. “It is sort of a one cease store, there’s something for everyone and the truth that you’re supporting small enterprise, which evidently have actually struggled within the aftermath of COVID, permits them to develop and see what they’ll do and see the place they need to go.”