United Arab Emirates: Keto Goodies, the UAE’s leading keto brand, has signed a partnership agreement with Kitopi, the leading managed cloud kitchen platform. The partnership will see Keto Goodies join Kitopi’s state-of-the-art kitchens and technology platform, enabling the brand to expand its regional presence, grow its customer base and offer enhancements to customer experience, packaging, logistics and speed of delivery.
Keto Goodies CEO and founder, Francoise Albrando Crosbie, said: “The business has grown rapidly over the past two years and in order to maintain that upward trajectory, it was important to look at how we could offer the most efficient operations at scale, while ensuring the highest levels of quality that our customers expect. We’re delighted to partner with Kitopi and start this new exciting chapter of the business.”
Keto Goodies was established in September 2018, initially as a home-bakery, but quickly became a fan-favourite in the burgeoning keto community. Now, Keto Goodies serves thousands of customers across the UAE. Through the new agreement, Keto Goodies will grow its regional presence, broadening reach and access to Keto Goodies right across the Kitopi network. This will include alignment with delivery platforms such as Zomato, Talabat and Deliveroo.
Key customer experience enhancements for Keto Goodies:
- Speed of delivery – from 24 hours to an hour or less
- Best-in-class technology – upgrade to state-of-the-art operational dashboard
- Availability of Keto Goodies – single channel to multiple delivery platforms
- Gluten-free – now HACCP certified, gluten-free facility
Crosbie continued: “We are an ambitious brand and this partnership opens the door to regional and international expansion. In a single move we have gone from a one-kitchen operation serving the UAE, to a network of over 60 kitchens across the Middle East.”
“As consumers increasingly focus on foods that suit their DNA, we are working hard on fulfilling these needs by anticipating them ahead of time and working with the right partners to bring it to life.
We’re excited to welcome Keto Goodies on our platform and believe they will be a great fit in helping our customers achieve their lifestyle goals,” said Jihad Bou Nasr, MD UAE, Kitopi.
Keto Goodies will soon be available on the grocery services platform, Shop Kitopi, which offers delivery in select locations in 60 minutes or less. Kitopi, which has so far raised close to $120million in funding, plans to continue its expansion with the establishment of more cloud kitchens in Saudi Arabia, UAE and South East Asia across 2021.
About Keto Goodies:
Keto Goodies was founded in September 2018 by its CEO, Francoise Albrando Crosbie. Following the birth of her first child, the founder wanted to try a ketogenic diet to lose weight, after reading and hearing positive reviews about its effectiveness. After struggling to find suitable keto products in the UAE marketplace, the company’s founder decided to make her own. Soon after, friends began asking her to make products for them and since then the business has grown into a nationwide producer of keto-friendly foods, meeting the needs of a rapidly expanding customer base. Keto Goodies delivers all across the UAE, with a menu range that now includes over 50 products.
Kitopi is the world’s leading managed cloud kitchen platform. Founded in January 2018, Kitopi partners with restaurants and F&B concepts to help them expand beyond borders in 14 days. Tech-powered and customer-obsessed, Kitopi’s mission is to satisfy the world’s appetite. It currently operates more than 60 state-of-the-art kitchens across the UAE, KSA, and Kuwait, thanks to over 1500 talented Kitopians and partners with more than 200 restaurants.