These New York City Fast Food Outlets Closed Due To Health And Safety Breaches – Eat This, Not That
The main ghost kitchen operator, Reef Technology, is said to have shut down all of its New York City sites after health officials discovered the company was operating without the necessary permits and waiving several health and safety requirements.
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Catering company the kitchen operator was violating “many” requirements at “several” locations. Reef operates pod-type units located in parking lots where it prepares delivery and take-out orders placed digitally. It carries items from dozens of fast food brands, including Wendy’s, Nathan’s Famous, and 800 Degrees Pizza.
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However, the company denies having shut down its kitchen pods due to violations. In a statement to Catering company, Reef denied breaking the rules and said the licenses for its pods were temporary and those locations were voluntarily closed when the licenses expired. According to the post, Ghost Kitchens are now operating from brick and mortar locations in New York City.
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Health said Business intern the company has “agreed to cease operations for the time being” as it seeks to come into compliance.
The company appears to be facing long-term regulatory issues for its unique business model, which does not fall under the category of traditional restaurants or food trucks. Miami, for example, changed the city code this spring to allow Reef to operate, while a former company employee said Business intern that large cities were slower to approve permits. According to the publication, Reef frequently operates on the basis of temporary permits that are easier to obtain and with fewer restrictions.
“There is no long-term authorization strategy,” said a former director of operations Initiated. “They’re basically hiding.”
When contacted for comment, Reef confirmed eating this, not that! it was currently operating from fully licensed brick and mortar locations. “We continue to work with regulators on ways to empower our innovative model which seeks to reinvent urban spaces in a way that improves cities and neighborhoods with mobile structures,” said a spokesperson for the society.
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