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Central kitchen (also called central production unit or CPU)

A central kitchen centralizes the operations of multiple kitchens within the same multi-location restaurant or hospitality group. These commercial kitchen spaces are used to create meal components or dishes that are then distributed to different locations for plating and serving to customers. 

Businesses may operate out of a CPU to save on staff and food costs.

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