The Belgian company Casper, which is making progress in Belgium with its dark kitchens, will expand to the Netherlands later this year. With 5 million in growth money, the company wants to scale up beyond its own national borders.
The company was founded in 2020 and is currently active in Ghent, Antwerp, Leuven, Brussels, Liège and Bruges. For delivery, we receive with Thuisbezorgd.nl, Deliveroo and Uber Eats. In the third quarter, the company will expand to The Hague, Rotterdam, Eindhoven and Utrecht. Expansions in France (Lille) and Luxembourg will also follow.
For this expansion, Casper has therefore raised 5 million euros in investments, led by Slingshot Ventures in collaboration with Deliverect and Smartfin. At Casper, customers can choose from ten different virtual restaurants. Meals are prepared in the dark kitchens and delivered to customers’ homes. Last year, the company delivered a total of 230,000 dishes. The big difference with other dark kitchens is that Casper has no taped windows. The company wants to be clearly visible in the street scene, with clearly recognizable branding, technology for placing walk-in orders and waiting areas for the deliverers.
In addition to delivery within 30 minutes, meals can also be picked up. “This funding will allow us to expand into new markets and meet the ongoing and growing demand for convenience. We are convinced that we have a formula for success with our delivery proof offering in combination with our tech, marketing and operational skills,” said Matthias Laga.
Casper wants to have fifty international branches by 2024.