Ghost Kitchens SA Launches First-Ever 4 Branded Menu Concepts for Delivery in San Antonio
Ghost Kitchens SA, led by Chef Adrian Cruz and in partnership with Chef Stephen Paprocki of The CO-OP SA and Texas Black Gold Garlic and Chef Iverson Brownell, also of The CO-OP SA as well as Fork and Garden, launched their new culinary offerings yesterday, January 6, 2021.
Ghost Kitchens SA will be the first to bring proven virtual restaurant brands to hungry San Antonians via food delivery services, including Uber Eats and DoorDash.
The initial branded menu concepts, with more likely to come, are Outlaw Burger, Mother Clucker, Firebelly Wings and HOTBOX by Wiz. With popular favorites, such as Outlaw Burger’s “The Gunslinger” (1/2 lb. burger, jalapeno cream cheese, bacon and mob sauce) and Bone-In Honey Hot Wings from FireBelly Wings, Ghost Kitchens SA hopes to satisfy those cravings with deliciously simple, fun eats everyone can enjoy.
“Who doesn’t want to eat a good burger and chicken wings?” said Chef Adrian Cruz. “I’m so excited to be working with these established brands that are everywhere throughout the United States, and now they’re here. This is going to be fun!”
Like most in the culinary industry, Chef Cruz has had to pivot in 2020 to create sustainable work. “We do what we can to survive, and this is something I think folks in San Antonio will love,” added Chef Cruz.
According to finedininglovers.com, concepts such as these are trending in 2021. “We will see the restaurant industry turn its creativity less towards the plate, and more towards innovation in running restaurants as businesses. We’ll see more restaurants team up for collaborative delivery menus and co-op kitchens will grow, which is something we’ve already seen happening,” they said in a recent article.
Initially, Ghost Kitchens SA will be operating out of Fork and Garden’s kitchen at Los Patios, with a second kitchen at The CO-OP SA to be operational very soon.
“These virtual restaurant concepts will allow us to be very flexible and shift on a dime, when necessary. It’s one of the assets The CO-OP SA has to offer the culinary community, among so many other resources,” explained Chef Stephen Paprocki. “Eventually, once things stabilize, Ghost Kitchens SA will launch its own original menu. Iverson and I are thrilled to be working with Chef Cruz, who is very talented. We look forward to seeing what he creates.”
ABOUT CHEF ADRIAN CRUZ
Chef Cruz moved to San Antonio from McAllen this past year. He’s been a chef going on 17 years. He’s always enjoyed trying new things and exploring opportunities when they arise.
He has had the honor of participating in a revered James Beard House dinner and is renowned for inventing the “Cochina Burger.”
He met Chef Stephen Paprocki through Texas Black Gold Garlic as part of its Chef Ambassador program, where he started cooking with Paprocki’s unique black garlic products and creating innovative, one-of-a-kind dishes that caught everyone’s eye, including Paprocki’s.
After he moved to San Antonio, Chef Cruz began working with the nonprofit, Chef Cooperatives, of which Paprocki is the President. It wasn’t long before the three chefs, including Chef Iverson Brownell, started brainstorming clever ways to survive and support during the pandemic.