Petco is opening upscale kitchens in its stores where chefs will prepare human-grade meals for dogs - take a look inside
- Petco is opening upscale kitchens in its stores where chefs will prepare human-grade meals for pets.
- The meals cost $6 to $12 and include options like turkey and whole-wheat macaroni and venison and squash.
- "You can come in and see, smell, and touch the product that's being made here in the store, and have full transparency on what's going into your pet's diet," said Nick Konat, Petco's chief merchandising officer.
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Petco is opening upscale kitchens in its stores where customers can order freshly prepared, human-grade meals for their pets.
The first of the kitchens opens Friday at Petco's newly renovated flagship store at Union Square in New York, New York.
Starting Friday, customers will be able to walk into the store and watch trained chefs prepare pets' meals including beef and russet potatoes; turkey and whole-wheat macaroni; venison and squash; and lamb and brown rice.
Here's what it looks like.
The kitchen at Petco's Union Square store is 1,350 square feet and will produce 2,000 pounds of food daily.
Prices for meals range between $6 and $12.
Petco plans to roll out more of these kitchens in its stores, numbering in the "double digits," over the next several years, Konat said.
The chefs on site will produce popular favorites such as the turkey-and-macaroni meals, as well as special diets designed to treat common health conditions such as allergies.
The new kitchens are part of Petco's broader strategy to improve nutritional standards for pets, Konat said.
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