Considering that we already had the kitchens and waiters of Saigon, Canteen and Shimokita, the dishes could still be made and delivered.
Moreover through social media of various restaurants and the mailing lists, we had 150k contacts mostly in Milan.
We put together a ghost kitchen concept and called it Via Archimede after the famous street of our neighborhood where Saigon, Canteen and Shimokita were located.
We started the communicating to our database that the Luca Guelfi Group has started a new restaurant in which we not only take full control of the sanitary aspects in the kitchen, but also during the delivery process. This assured the clients about the sanitary aspects of their food, because they trusted the brand and at the same time saved us 28% fee (on the revenue) that the delivery platforms ask for.
Quickly, everyone was talking about us who started a business when so many others were closing and was one of the few positive stories in the middle of all negative news - journalists from Gambero Rosso, IL SOLE 24ORE, RAI and even GQ Magazine contacted us for interviews/press kit.