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OPERATIONS
AMPED
KITCHENS
by Andy Nelson
AMPED KITCHENS, which
provides offsite facilities for
commissary, central kitchen
and other food production
applications, has opened a new
multi-tenant facility in Chicago -
the first of its kind in the city.
The 117,000-square-foot
complex, located in Chicago's
Belmont-Cragin neighborhood,
if the result of a partnership
between Amped and
Chicagoland Food & Beverage
Network.
Amped began the $25 million
renovation of the long-vacant
Zenith factory at 5801 West
Dickens Avenue in late 2019. The
facility offers 64 private kitchens
(from 150 square-feet to almost
2,000 square-feet).
Each lease includes key
amenities needed by growing
food businesses: refrigerated,
frozen, and dry storage - as
well as office space, meeting
rooms, attended shipping docks,
packing rooms, and an on-site
USDA office.
In addition, Amped Kitchen
tenants have access to expedited
government approvals and easier
certification pathways, including
organic and kosher. Amped's
" plug-and-play " kitchen model
offers tenants huge time and
capital savings versus building
their own space.
" We were seeing too many
food businesses hit a wall when
it was time to grow. We provide
them with a fast, accessible
path to scale, " said Mott Smith,
co-owner of Amped Kitchens.
" Growing food companies tell
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us the costs, complexity, and
time needed to secure their own
permitted space are an enormous
burden, " added co-owner
Brian Albert. " They need to be
producing in a matter of weeks,
not months, or years and Amped
can make that happen. "
Financing for the new facility
came from PNC Bank, Local
Initiatives Support Corporation,
Chicago Community Loan
Fund, Southside Community
Optimal Redevelopment
Enterprise (SCORE), BlueHub
Capital, FirstPathway and Loop
Counterpointe.
" We are excited to be part
of this Amped Kitchens facility,
as it works to support Chicago
food-industry professionals
by removing startup costs
and obstacles, and providing
resources to help them succeed, "
said Scott Swanson, PNC regional
president of Illinois.
" Small businesses bore the
brunt of the pandemic's impact
and they are now leading the
way in the recovery, " said LISC
Chicago Executive Director
Meghan Harte. " LISC is so
proud to partner with Amped
Kitchens to deliver this center
for new jobs, products and
entrepreneurship for Chicago's
incredible food community and
the Northwest Side. "
" Amped Kitchens has a
strong track record of success
in Los Angeles and is bringing
that expertise to advance
Chicago food and beverage
entrepreneurs, " said Bob Tucker,
COO and Executive Vice
President of Programs for CCLF.
" This will not only help build
wealth for local residents but
create jobs in the neighborhood. "
The Chicago location is Amped
Kitchens' third U.S. facility and its
first outside of Los Angeles.
Given the size and scope of
many restaurants and food service
operations, it often doesn't make
sense to saddle your business
with the burden of finding and
building-to-spec a brick-andmortar
kitchen facility that will
meet your growth requirements,
according to Amped Kitchens.
Because state and local
health regulations require you
to prepare your products in a
properly licensed commercial
kitchen, finding ready to go
commissary space has been a
serious challenge.
" Amped Kitchens solves this
problem by offering private
commissary spaces that have
been pre-inspected by health
and building officials and that are
ready to install your equipment
and your team to move in.
Amped Kitchens' state-of-the-art
facilities are the perfect place to
prep, cook, package and store
your raw ingredients, packaging
and finished products. "
And best of all, according
to the company, the cost is
typically a fraction of what you
would spend on a stand-alone
kitchen.
" Our commissary kitchens are
often the best way to expand
your business, enabling you to
open new locations and add new
products by utilizing our readymade
kitchen infrastructure. "
We were seeing too many
food businesses hit a wall
when it was time to grow.
We provide them with a fast,
accessible path to scale. "
Mott Smith, Amped Kitchens
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