Review: Ghost kitchens are everywhere, but are they good?

Critic Brad A. Johnson samples delivery from four mysterious ghost kitchens that keep popping up on Doordash and Grubhub.
Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • October 28, 2020
It’s almost dinnertime, and once again I find myself frantically scrolling through menus on delivery apps like Doordash and Grubhub. I pause whenever I come across a nearby restaurant that I’ve never heard of. “Hmm,” I think. “Where exactly is...
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