Deliveroo dark kitchens

I went out for lunch in SF a few months back, and behind the counter, the place was a madhouse, with frantic workers fulfilling orders. However, there was only me eating there, with a few bike messengers and their giant backpacks.

Despite a seating area, the lunch rush was all large deliveries to companies, so the seating area is just wasted rent.

Following that direction some, the UK food delivery service Deliveroo has taken over the kitchen part too. if Deliveroo is the brand that I’m buying from, and not an actual Indian/Thai/whatever restaurant with a name I trust and recognize, then Deliveroo might as well operate the kitchen part as well.

Moving along past that, the interesting part for me then, is going to be is if the other half of the restaurant experience