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The Dish - July 2020
MANCHESTER — Restaurants in New Hampshire have been showing their innovation from introducing Curbside Pickup, expanding Outdoor Dining, and developing Online Ordering Systems. Within the past few months, Great NH Restaurants (T-BONES, CJ's Great West Grill, Copper Door Restaurant) has worked hard to introduce all of these but wanted to take it a step further. CEO, Tom Boucher recently announced the launch of DingDongDeliver.com, a ghost kitchen that is solely designed for the new demand of quality food delivered directly from their kitchen to local area homes and businesses. This is the first of its kind in New Hampshire!
DingDongDeliver.com features a variety of popular brand related items (such as T-BONES Chicken Pot Pie) as well as some packaged dinner options that only need reheating (like a Smoked BBQ pack for 4 that comes complete with ribs, brisket, baked beans, coleslaw, corn on the cob and watermelon) They also feature Premium Reserve steaks, fresh ground burgers and marinated chicken for the home chef who wants to cook at home.
DingDongDeliver.com offers delivery service only to Manchester / Bedford residents but has plans to expand eventually. Orders are placed by noon the day prior, and deliveries are made Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1pm – 5pm. You don’t need to be home for the delivery; orders are delivered in specialty tamper-proof coolers to keep everything cold and fresh. Tom Boucher, CEO of Great NH Restaurants states, “We’ve been working on this concept for quite some time now, but due to the current pandemic, we deciding to ramp up and launch right away.” Great NH Restaurants “ghost kitchen” is located at 66 Union Street in Manchester, and is staffed with a team of butchers, bakers and chefs preparing fresh meal packs. Boucher continues, “Restaurant food delivery is here to stay, and we are proud to lead the way in the New Hampshire providing what guests want and a new way to enjoy great food from Great NH Restaurants!”
Ghost kitchen now delivering meals in Manchester, Bedford - June 2020
BEDFORD — A “ghost kitchen” is now delivering food to homes in Manchester and Bedford — a business that evolved in light of the global pandemic.
DingDongDeliver.com was launched two weeks ago by Tom Boucher, CEO of Great New Hampshire Restaurants.
“I had been thinking about this concept for about a year, but COVID-19 sped up the process,” said Boucher.
Ghost kitchens were first established in larger cities several years ago when restaurants and chefs were frustrated with the high cost of real estate. When rent chews into profits, ghost kitchens are a great alternative, Boucher said.
In his case, the kitchen was already in place at Great New Hampshire Restaurants’ catering facility on Union Street in Manchester. Utilizing the existing facility that prepares food for T-Bones, CJ’s Great West Grill and Copper Door, the ghost kitchen is now being used to prepare food that is delivered directly to a customer’s home.