Kitopi is a Kitchen as a Service (KaaS) platform that enables restaurants to open delivery-only locations by providing the necessary managed infrastructure and software with minimal capital expenditure and time.

Kitopi provides restaurants with access to state-of-the-art infrastructure at a minimal capital expenditure, expertly-trained staff, and industry focused technology.

Kitopi was founded in 2018 by Mohamad Ballout, Saman Darkan, Andres Arenas, and Bader Ataya. The company is headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and New York. Kitopi has presence in 5 countries.

Kitopi caters to the entire customer journey experience from the call center to delivery, allowing restaurant owners to focus on running their dine-in space, marketing, and menu development.

Kitopi has developed an in-house suite of applications (collectively known as a smart kitchen operating system - “SKOS”) which optimize all aspects of kitchen operations in real time to maximize efficiency and increase utilization.


Kitopi is the world’s leading state-of-the-art, managed cloud kitchen platform partnering with over 100 restaurants including names like Operation Flalfel, Pizza Express, Rite Bite, and Under 500. Kitopi currently operates 30 kitchens across the US, UAE, Saudi Arabia, UK, and Kuwait and plans to continue expanding into both new and existing markets.


Kitopi is backed by Lumia Capital, BECO, CE-Ventures, Knollwood, GIC, Rise Capital, Reshape, Global Ventures and others. The company raised $60M in a Series B financing on Nov 15, 2029. This brings Kitopi's total funding to $89M to date.



  • Year founded: 2018
  • Funding Info: $89M over 3 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: $50M-$100M (2019)
  • Employee Size: 1000-5000
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Dubai
  • State: Dubai
  • Country: United Arab Emirates
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