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Ghost kitchen startup Reef has been frequently cited for operating without a permit. Here's why that could be risky for diners.

Ghost kitchen startup Reef has been frequently cited for operating without a permit. Here's why that could be risky for diners.
A Reef Technology ghost kitchen in Los Angeles.Nancy Luna/Insider


Reef Technology's ghost kitchens have been caught operating without permits in US cities.A 




Food-safety experts say permits trigger food-safety inspections designed to protect the public.




"Without a permit, the regulators are completely in the dark," one expert told Insider.A 


Reef Technology, the ghost-kitchen startup that prepares food in trailers for chains like Burger King, Wendy's, and TGI Fridays, has been frequently cited for operating without permits.Like any brick-and-mortar restaurant, the SoftBank-backed startup is required by law to follow food-safety guidelines in each city it operates. While citations from health inspectors are common for many restaurants, obtaining a permit, which notifies cities to conduct food-safety inspections, is one of the first and most basic parts of operating a facility that serves food to the public.Two food-safety experts said Reef could be putting the public at risk by failing to obtain permits to operate."Without a permit, the regulators are completely in the dark as to where that facility is, what they're making, and what they need to be looking for when they get in there," said Brian Kellerman, chief food-safety officer at Kellerman Consulting.
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