Order at 10 restaurants in one place
Can’t decide what to eat for lunch or dinner? Kitchen United Mix might have the answer. This is a new take-out food court located inside Kroger at the corner of East Mockingbird Lane and Greenville Avenue in Dallas.
The concept currently has 14 take-out food halls across the United States, each with a dozen local or national brands. The idea is for customers to mix and match items from various popular restaurants, and the collaboration provides fresh, on-demand meals in one place.
You can order your meals through an in-store kiosk and have them prepared while you shop. Or you can order through the website or app and pick up your meal at a time that suits you or have it delivered directly to your home.
The idea is that you can order at multiple restaurants at once and save the convenience fees you’d incur by ordering separately from each location through a third-party delivery service like UberEats or DoorDash.
Dining options at the Mockingbird and Greenville Avenue location include Dog Haus, Curry Up Now, Monkey King Noodle Company, celebrity chef David Chang’s Fuku (whom we had horrible experiences with), Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, Carl’s Jr. , Bad-Ass Breakfast Burritos and the Impossible Shop.
Another Mix opened in Frisco a month ago, and another will open soon in Plano. The Frisco location has a few options the Dallas store doesn’t, including Urban Pizza, Fuddruckers (yes, you read that right, but reviews are mixed so far), Urban Donut, Wing Zone, Urban Smoothies and Grimaldi’s. This store also carries Monkey King Noodle Company and Capriotti’s.
We decided to check out Mockingbird’s location recently, and our overall experience was good. We placed our order on the site and chose a semi-cold Italian sandwich and a semi-grilled Italian sandwich from Capriotti, as well as the spicy pork wonton soup from Monkey King Noodle Company.
The sandwiches were made to order and were loaded with meat and cheese. The spicy pork wonton soup was a very generous portion and was flavorful and spicy, just as described on the menu.
Picking up the food was easy. The employees had just finished packing the order when we arrived. We just walked up, gave them our name and took our order. We hadn’t planned on eating the food at Kroger, but noted that it would be nice if seating was available if we wanted it. Maybe it’s coming.
If you are a food entrepreneur and want to test your product through a ghost kitchen concept, Kitchen United Mix is always looking for new partners. You can launch your concept in as little as 30 days for a fraction of the cost of owning your own brick-and-mortar store, plus you get shared labor costs, a customizable kitchen, prime real estate, and a access to their online ordering platform.