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Kroger, Kitchen United to debut new takeout, delivery concept in Columbus, Ohio

The new Mix Food Hall features national brands available for takeout or delivery.

California-based Kitchen United is unveiling three Mix Food Hall locations inside neighborhood Kroger stores in Columbus, Ohio, this month. 

Mix Food Hall inside Kroger will open in Gahanna next week, and in Dublin and Clintonville by the end of November, according to a company spokesperson. 

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Each Mix Food Hall offers a selection of multiple national restaurant brands including:

  • Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop: Cold, grilled and vegetarian subs, cheese steaks and salads;
  • Genghis Grill: Create-your-own stir-fried bowl with more than 80 fresh ingredients and flavorful sauces;
  • Fuku: A variety of fried chicken offerings and sides drawn from Asian and American influences from celebrity chef David Chang;
  • Nathan’s Famous: An American tradition serving New York favorites, from its world-famous hot dogs to its burgers, shakes and fries, for more than 100 years;
  • Hardee’sCommitted to serving great food, Hardee’s is known for their 100% Black Angus Thickburgers, Made from Scratch Biscuits and Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders;
  • Nékter Juice Bar: Freshly made juices, smoothies and açaí bowls made to order without hidden filler, unnecessary sugars, processed ingredients and artificial flavors;
  • Pei Wei Asian Kitchen: Asian-inspired handcrafted dishes featuring fresh, house-chopped veggies, whole cuts of white meat chicken and grass-fed flank steak with rice, noodle or salad;
  • Saladworks: Create-your-own-salads with 60 fresh ingredient options chopped fresh all day, every day, that can also be customized into warm grain bowls or wraps. Also serving paninis; 
  • Wing Zone: Great wings in 18 award-winning flavors; and
  • Wow Bao: Asian-inspired street food including bao, pan-seared potstickers, steamed dumplings and rice bowls.

Each location will have six or more of the restaurant brands above. Customers have the option to order from their favorite restaurant or mix and match items on one order for pickup or delivery. 

“Kitchen United is proud to open its first Mix Food Hall in the Columbus area,” said Kitchen United CEO Michael Montagano. “Families and groups who can’t agree on what to have for lunch or dinner will love the ability to order different foods from different restaurants, all in one order.”

“We are always looking for new and unique ways to help our customers answer the ‘what’s for dinner tonight?’ question,” said Melissa Stimac, vice president of merchandising for the Kroger Columbus division. “The collaboration with Kitchen United is special because customers’ restaurant-quality meal will be crafted while they’re shopping for the fresh food and pantry staples their families need.”

Ordering will be available via on-site digital kiosks, online at, or through the Mix App. While customers also can order from the restaurants housed in Mix Food Hall through various third-party delivery platforms, “multi-restaurant ordering” is only available through the Mix ordering platform.

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“With our proprietary, leading-edge technology, Mix Food Hall is revolutionizing the way people order takeout, and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce this one-of-a-kind experience to Columbus,” Montagano said. “We’ve secured the perfect locations for us to serve quick, easy meals to local neighborhoods, businesses and college students who enjoy having delicious options to take home after they get their grocery shopping done.”

Kitchen United runs 14 to-go food halls in California, Texas, Arizona, New York and Illinois.

Kroger and Kitchen United opened their first joint location at a Ralphs store in Los Angeles in 2021. They also operate food halls jointly at Kroger supermarkets in Houston and Dallas.

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