Barcelona will only allow macro kitchens to be installed in the Zona Franca -not in the rest of the city- and will force the 21 food stores that offer home delivery, the so-called ‘super ghosts’, to stop doing so or convert into a supermarket open to the public. public from the end of the month.
In addition, within a period of 24 months, restaurants and bars that deliver at home must notify the city council and demonstrate that they have services open to the public in 40% of their space and allow distributors access to the premises and their, and provide a place to rest. If they exceed 200 meters, you must make your space available for your vehicles.
The deputy mayors Janet Sanz and Laia Bonet have presented today the plan of uses to exercise and bring order to the activities based on home delivery of food that will lead to final approval in the next plenary session -this same month- and which has the objective of avoiding disturbances and preserving the daily life of the neighbourhoods.
Sanz explained that there are no macro kitchens in Barcelona, but there are two projects that have a building permit and that he has assured “will never have an activity license” because they are not in the Free Zone, the only area of the city where it will be allowed in a They will be installed in the future, although the distance between them must be at least 400 meters.
Also that 21 super ghosts have been detected in the city that operate illegally since there is no license for this type of establishment and that they must immediately request a license to open to the public as ordinary supermarkets if they want to continue distributing.
The deputy mayor Bonet has highlighted that it is “a pioneering rule” that on the one hand prevents ghost kitchens in residential areas and eliminates super ghosts and, on the other, improves the working conditions of home delivery drivers and takes care of the use of public space.