Charlottesville-based Relay Foods, a startup built on bringing groceries to its customers’ doors, has leased a restaurant space in Richmond VA to launch a line of prepared meals available for delivery.
The 4,500-square-foot space at 1717 E. Franklin St. in Shockoe Bottom “will allow us to use the foods that we do buy from partners and introduce them in more consumable ways,” said Kevin Kurzendoefer, Relay’s senior vice president of operations.
Relay hired chef Ernie LaBrecque and a sous-chef to develop a full menu, Kurzendoefer said. He would not share any menu or pricing details.
The meals will be available through online orders to start, but Kurzendoefer said the company might consider a takeout business in the future.