Grow your business by moving food closer to where customers want it
Mobile kitchens, automation, connected appliances and predictive analytics enable food brands to move their operations closer to customers and use resources more efficiently, resulting in superior economics.
Zume Forward Mobile
Move food closer to customer demand
Demand for food varies by time of day and by trade area. There aren’t many traditional brick-and-mortar locations that offer the perfect mix of breakfast, lunch and dinner traffic. So using a mobile kitchen that can change location based on predictive analytics is a breakthrough in restaurant development.
On average, it takes two years to locate, permit and build a brick-and-mortar restaurant. Zume Forward provides a flexible alternative to get to market more quickly with much lower investment costs.
Unlock new markets
Brick-and-mortar locations are limited to trade areas where demand is high. With Zume, it’s possible to target “micro-trade areas” like office parks, hospitals, events and other areas where demand is still high but volumes are lower.
Improved food quality and economics
The forward deployment of food reduces last-mile delivery times and distances while improving food quality, and highly optimized workflows allow brands to assemble food more efficiently compared to brick-and-mortar restaurants.
Currently in development
Zume Forward Appliance
Smart appliances and software allow for automated preparation and real-time monitoring of culinary items across a wide range of applications.
Zume Forward Power
Our high-capacity batteries and rapid charging infrastructures will reduce operating expenses and noise pollution, and provide clean power.
Making sustainability profitable
By using data to better connect the food supply chain, we’re able to create planet-friendly alternatives to how food is grown, transported, prepared and packaged — all at superior economics.
Zume Source Packaging
Made from agricultural waste and other responsibly sourced biomass, Zume Source Packaging is 100% compostable and has a reduced environmental footprint compared to paper and plastic alternatives.
Fiber-molded, compostable packaging that is more affordable than plastic at scale.
Zume manufacturing is capable of producing unique shapes at high yields with fast cycle times.
Performs Like Plastic
Adaptable and durable with smooth surfaces and zero draft angles, our sustainable packaging performs and feels like plastic, not rough paper.
Specialized Design and Branding
Fully customizable shapes and designs with embossed branding enable full brand control to ensure differentiation from the competition.
CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT
Zume Source Giga
Zume Source Giga is an agricultural platform that will support growers with fixed-rate leases for both land and utilities, as well as offtake agreements. It will generate water, energy and nutrients for the growers with net zero or positive environmental impacts and reduce food waste by predicting what, how much and when to grow.
Zume Source PrepOTW
Zume Source PrepOTW will collect produce from Zume Source Giga and other farms and process it during idle driving time to connect growers directly to sales channels. This reduces labor costs and time and distance to market, and eliminates additional processing and distribution steps — decreasing food waste and greenhouse gas emissions.
Meet the challenge of delivery
For restaurants, today’s last-mile food delivery experience can mean hoping for the best when the meal leaves your hands. Services like dark kitchens can reduce startup and operating expenses — but with hidden costs. And last-mile delivery partners can aid in delivery. But in both instances, you lose control of your customer data and the overall customer experience.
The Zume Alternative
We have a different approach: You keep control of the customer relationship and data, the menu, preparation, presentation and, in many cases, the delivery experience.
Zume Culinary Experience
The Zume Culinary team works with you to develop a perfectly crafted menu for the mobile kitchen environment through strategic menu design, advanced commissary techniques, innovative equipment and process automation.
Zume Forward Deployment
Our Zume Forward mobile kitchens and connected appliances help you deploy your menu closer to the customer, often reducing the need for last-mile delivery. You can even expand your offerings with one menu and kitchen configuration in the morning, another at lunch and a third at dinner.