31 Jul '17, 11pm

Blast at Shi'ite mosque in Afghan city kills at least 15: Police

Earlier this year, restaurant manager Andrew Jeffreys decided to open a new outlet for his trademark fried chicken but, unlike his other establishments, this one would not involve an actual restaurant. Instead, customers order his famous olive oil fried chicken by delivery only - the latest in a new trend of so-called "ghost restaurants". Farmer Chicken opened in May in the city of Brisbane and is delivered by UberEats, the food delivery website and app. "We saw there was an opportunity to start Farmer Chicken without having to invest a million dollars in a shop," Mr Jeffreys, the co-owner of Farmer Chicken, told Queensland's Courier Mail. "It is a really disruptive time in the industry. Everything is changing so fast." Get The Straits Times newsletters in your inbox Sign Up Ghost restaurants have been popping up fast around Australia, the latest business model to disrupt ...

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