Opp Kitchen in Martinez debuts to-go type meals corridor with native companies | Neighborhood

Combining forces with a number of small companies, Opp Kitchen is a brand new to-go meals corridor type restaurant in Martinez, Ga., that brings a wide range 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 strategy to make the most of her present business kitchen house after the results of the COVID-19 affected her gross sales.

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“There are a whole lot of companies proper now struggling. They wanted to rent folks however they couldn’t afford to rent anyone. Costs had been going up, their backside line was going to should go up, which suggests their prices to customers was going to go up and so they didn’t know easy methods to 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 whole lot of meals based mostly companies which might be struggling?’ I began to sort of put collectively a shared kitchen idea which is large in Columbia, Atlanta and even Orlando.”

Opp Kitchen goals to convey folks collectively via its number of meals choices with little overlap. Paleo Num Yums, Uprooted Vegan Delicacies, Angeleno Avenue Tacos, PJ’s Snacky Sack and Zip Chef at present 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 totally different phases, a few of them are full on operating and so they simply want a spot to let go and so they get to supply some extra stuff. A few of them are newer companies that want slightly bit extra assist getting began and that’s sort of the place I actually like is giving them slightly steerage and guiding them alongside the way in which and telling them issues which have labored for me, issues that haven’t labored for me,” she stated.

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Norman Aldredge, who shares the kitchen and in addition creates frozen entrees made for meal prep for ZipChef, is happy 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 house with us is one thing that’s distinctive,” he stated. “Lots of people solely see these different companies as their opponents, however at Opp, we do sort of compete with one another however we additionally supply such a wide range of meals that we help one another so far as rounding out the market.”

“I feel the largest response is that folks love the variability,” Sanford stated. “…Everybody in a gaggle of pals or household, you at all times have that one individual that eats in a different way. 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 totally different and no one actually overlaps with one another and I ensure that once I have a look at bringing different companies on that their meals don’t overlap.”

Companies who’re desirous about renting kitchen house or utilizing retail fridges can electronic mail Opp Kitchen at [email protected]

“We’re glad to be part of it and we expect 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.

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“It permits folks to strive so many alternative flavors with out having to trek throughout Augusta. Time is a really worthwhile commodity and we sort of assist provide you with extra time,” Sanford stated. “It’s sort of a one cease store, there’s something for everyone and the truth that you might be supporting small enterprise, which evidently have actually struggled within the aftermath of COVID, permits them to develop and see what they will do and see the place they wish to go.”

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