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PUBLISHER: Market Xcel – Markets and Data | PRODUCT CODE: 1271155

India Cloud Kitchen Market Assessment, By Type, By Product, By Business Model, By End User, By Payment Source, By Region, Opportunities, and Forecast, FY2017-FY2031F

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The Indian cloud kitchen market size was estimated at USD 1.09 billion in FY2023 and is projected to reach USD 3.2 billion by the year end FY2031, growing at a CAGR of 16.63% during FY2024-FY2031. Lowered operational costs, minimal requirement for manpower, added convenience, optimal delivery experience and easy expansion scope are some of the major factors leading to the rapid growth of the cloud kitchen market in India. Restaurants and caterers across the country are preferring cloud kitchen over the traditional fine dine restaurants and storage spaces for their meal preparations as it helps them reduces costs and saves time.

Cloud kitchens or virtual kitchens, are delivery-only restaurants that operate from a central location and do not have any dine-in facilities. They have gained popularity in India due to their ability to cater to the growing demand for online food delivery. Prevalent usage of smartphones, easy internet access, and ever-changing consumer preferences also tends to influence the growth of Indian cloud kitchen market during the forecast period.

Lesser Administrative Hassle and Lowered Operational Cost

Cloud kitchen are gaining tremendous traction in India owing to various benefits associated with its adoption. It reduces the expenses of setting up dining area, a host, waiting area and restrooms which are a part of any traditional restaurant in the country, eventually leading to a higher maintenance cost. Opting for a cloud kitchen reduces many of the expenses associated with running a typical restaurant.

Increased Adoption by Fast Food Chains and Local Restaurants

Fast food chains like McDonald's, Burger King and KFC have begun experimenting with cloud kitchens in India to reach more customers and increase their delivery capabilities. Meanwhile, local restaurants are also adopting the cloud kitchen model to expand their reach and increase their profits. This trend is expected to continue in the coming years, making cloud kitchen a lucrative option for established chains and new restaurants.

Government Incentives

In recent years, cloud kitchens have emergent as a strong segment in India due to the convenience they offer to consumers and the cost-saving benefits to restaurant owners. To support this growing market, the Indian government has introduced several schemes and incentives. The FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) provides registration and licensing for cloud kitchen, which is mandatory for any food-related business. This certification ensures that the food produced by cloud kitchens is safe for consumption and meets the required quality standards.

State level involvements of government is also giving surge to the cloud kitchen market. For example, DDC Delhi in collaboration with Department of Industries invited 15+ cloud kitchen representatives in April 2022 to discuss challenges faced by them and how could Delhi Government facilitate growth of the industry in the city.

Impact of COVID-19 on India Cloud Kitchen Market

Cloud kitchens, which are delivery-only restaurants, saw a surge in demand during the pandemic as people turned to online food delivery services to avoid exposure to the virus. However, the initial lockdowns and restrictions on movement posed significant challenges to the cloud kitchen industry as well. One major impact of the pandemic was the disruption of supply chains, which affected the availability of ingredients and increased costs. This led to higher prices for consumers and lower profits for cloud kitchen operators. Additionally, the closure of restaurants and cafes during the lockdowns created an opportunity for cloud kitchens to expand their offerings and fill the gap in the market. Many traditional restaurants also shifted to cloud kitchens during this time.

1. India Cloud kitchen, By Type

  • 1.1. Independent
  • 1.2. Aggregator
  • 1.3. Pod Kitchen
  • 1.4. Others

2. India Cloud kitchen, By Product

  • 2.1. Food
  • 2.2. Beverages
  • 2.3. Multi-Product

3. India Cloud kitchen, By Business Model

  • 3.1. Franchise
  • 3.2. Company Owned

4. India Cloud kitchen, By End-user

  • 4.1. Delivery-optimized Restaurants
  • 4.2. Caterers
  • 4.3. Meal Preparation Companies
  • 4.4. Packaged Food Producers
  • 4.5. Food Product Testing
  • 4.6. Others

5. India Cloud kitchen, By Payment Source

  • 5.1. Cash on Delivery
  • 5.2. UPI
  • 5.3. Card Transactions
  • 5.4. Wallet Transactions
  • 5.5. Others

6. India Cloud kitchen, By Region

  • 6.1. West
  • 6.2. South
  • 6.3. North and Central
  • 6.4. East

Key Player Landscape and Outlook

It is apparent that food delivery and cloud kitchens will become a backbone of the food and beverage the industry in near future. 2023 has shaped up to be a defining year for this nascent sector, with several emerging trends to keep an eye on. Investments in technology will also play a significant role in the industry's growth as large cloud kitchen operators build strong supply chains and develop technology to automate kitchens, keeping costs down and scale up marketing, kitchen operations, supply chain and people management.

In November 2022, Rebel Foods collaborated with more than 15 major restaurant brands, including Haldirams, Gulab Wala, Big Wong, and others, to provide online delivery by allowing outside restaurant brands to access the company's cloud kitchen network.

Key Players Operating in India Cloud Kitchen Market

  • 1. Rebel Foods Private Limited (Faasos)
  • 2. Eatclub Brands Private Limited (Formerly Box8)
  • 3. Duronto Technologies Private Limited (TravelKhana)
  • 4. Sky Gate Hospitality PVT. LTD. (Biryani by Kilo)
  • 5. Foodvista India Private Limited (Freshmenu)
  • 6. Curefoods India Private Limited
  • 7. Masalabox Food Network Pvt. Ltd.
  • 8. Kitchen Centre
  • 9. Nanda Feeds Pvt. Ltd. (Nandus)
  • 10. Dropkaffe Food & Beverages Pvt. Ltd. (SLAY Coffee)
Product Code: MX10030

Table of Contents

1. Research Methodology

2. Service Overview

3. Impact of COVID-19 on India Cloud Kitchen Market

4. Executive Summary

5. Voice of Customer

  • 5.1. Demographic Understanding of Customers
  • 5.2. Brand Awareness and Loyalty
  • 5.3. Factors Considered in Purchase Decision
    • 5.3.1. Reviews of the Service Provider
    • 5.3.2. Quality of Food
    • 5.3.3. Quantity of Food
    • 5.3.4. Pricing Point
    • 5.3.5. Quantity w.r.t Price
    • 5.3.6. Variety of Food Available
    • 5.3.7. Packaging
    • 5.3.8. Hygiene
    • 5.3.9. Customisation Options
  • 5.4. Medium of Purchase
  • 5.5. Frequency of Purchase
  • 5.6. Add-On Items Options
  • 5.7. Service Availability
  • 5.8. Pain Areas of the Consumer

6. India Cloud Kitchen Market Outlook, FY2017-2031F

  • 6.1. Market Size & Forecast
    • 6.1.1. By Value
  • 6.2. Market Share & Forecast
    • 6.2.1. By Type
      • Stand-Alone
      • Multi-Brand
      • Aggregator
      • Outsourced
      • Co-working
    • 6.2.2. By Product
      • Food
      • Beverages
      • Multi-Product
    • 6.2.3. By Business Model
      • Franchise
      • Company Owned
    • 6.2.4. By End-user
      • Delivery-optimized Restaurants
      • Caterers
      • Meal Preparation Companies
      • Packaged Food Producers
      • Food Product Testing
      • Others
    • 6.2.5. By Payment Source
      • Cash on Delivery
      • UPI
      • Card Transactions
      • Wallet Transactions
      • Others
    • 6.2.6. By Region
      • West
      • South
      • North and Central
      • East
    • 6.2.7. By Company Market Share (%), FY2023

7. Market Mapping, FY2023

    • 7.1.1. By Type
    • 7.1.2. By Product
    • 7.1.3. By Business Model
    • 7.1.4. By End-user
    • 7.1.5. By Payment Source
    • 7.1.6. By Region

8. Macro Environment and Industry Structure

  • 8.1. PESTEL Analysis
  • 8.2. Porter's Five Forces Model
  • 8.3. Pricing Analysis
  • 8.4. Value Chain Analysis
  • 8.5. 2-3 Case Studies on Cloud Kitchen Players (Industry Level)

9. Symbiotic Relationship Between Cloud Kitchen and the Food Delivery Service Sector

10. Infrastructure and Facilities Requirements

11. Market Trends & Developments

12. Key Players Landscape

  • 12.1. SWOT Analysis of Top Five Market Leaders
    • 12.1.1. Core Competence and Key Value Proposition
    • 12.1.2. Areas of Improvement
    • 12.1.3. Untapped Scope of Business
    • 12.1.4. Market Value Proposed by Competitors
  • 12.2. Competition Matrix of Top Five Market Leaders
  • 12.3. Market Revenue Analysis of Top Five Market Leaders (in %, 2023)
  • 12.4. Joint Ventures/ Mergers & Acquisitions (If Applicable)

13. Key Players Outlook

  • 13.1. Rebel Foods Private Limited (Faasos)
    • 13.1.1. Company Details
    • 13.1.2. Key Management Personnel
    • 13.1.3. Products & Services
    • 13.1.4. Financials (As reported)
    • 13.1.5. Key Market Focus & Geographical Presence
    • 13.1.6. Recent Developments
  • 13.2. Eatclub Brands Private Limited (Formerly Box8)
  • 13.3. Duronto Technologies Private Limited (TravelKhana)
  • 13.4. Sky Gate Hospitality PVT. LTD. (Biryani by Kilo)
  • 13.5. Foodvista India Private Limited (Freshmenu)
  • 13.6. Curefoods India Private Limited
  • 13.7. Masalabox Food Network Pvt. Ltd.
  • 13.8. Kitchen Centre
  • 13.9. Nanda Feeds Pvt. Ltd. (Nandus)
  • 13.10. Dropkaffe Food & Beverages Pvt. Ltd. (SLAY Coffee)

Companies mentioned above DO NOT hold any order as per market share and can be changed as per information available during research work

14. Strategic Recommendations

15. About Us & Disclaimer

Product Code: MX10030

List of Tables

  • Table 1. Pricing Analysis of Products from Key Players
  • Table 2. Competition Matrix of Top 5 Market Leaders
  • Table 3. Mergers & Acquisitions/ Joint Ventures (If Applicable)
  • Table 4. About Us - Regions and Countries Where We Have Executed Client Projects

List of Figures

  • Figure 1. India Cloud Kitchen Market, By Value, In USD Billion, FY2017 - 2031F
  • Figure 2. India Cloud Kitchen Market Share, By Type, In USD Billion, FY2017 - 2031F
  • Figure 3. India Cloud Kitchen Market Share, By Product Type, In USD Billion, FY2017 - 2031F
  • Figure 4. India Cloud Kitchen Market Share, By Business Model, In USD Billion, FY2017 - 2031F
  • Figure 5. India Cloud Kitchen Market Share, By Payment Source, In USD Billion, FY2017 - 2031F
  • Figure 6. India Cloud Kitchen Market Share, By Region, In USD Billion, FY2017 - 2031F
  • Figure 7. By Type Map-Market Size (USD Billion) & Growth Rate (%), FY2023
  • Figure 8. By Product Map-Market Size (USD Billion) & Growth Rate (%), FY2023
  • Figure 9. By Business Model Map-Market Size (USD Billion) & Growth Rate (%), FY2023
  • Figure 10. By Payment Source Map-Market Size (USD Billion) & Growth Rate (%), FY2023
  • Figure 11. By Region Map-Market Size (USD Billion) & Growth Rate (%), FY2023
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