JustKitchen appoints strategic advisors and key management to build on international expansion

  • Three advisor appointments are expected to strengthen the Company’s entry into the Japanese market, add more global food brands to its portfolio and establish a strong presence in The Philippines
  • Additions to JustKitchen Leadership Team Include New CTO and New Supply Chain Manager
  • A new Business Intelligence department has been formalized to take advantage of the company’s JKOS multi-jurisdictional business solution and will be led by Mark Lin, Chief Information Officer and Ken chang, Chief Technology Officer


VANCOUVER, BC, December 6, 2021 / CNW / – Just Kitchen Holdings Corp. (“JustKitchen” or the “Company”) (TSXV: JK) (OTCQB: JKHCF) (FRA: 68Z), a ghost kitchen operator specializing in the development of delivery-only food brands, is pleased to announce that it has recently appointed Ernest Higa, John hardy and Zaki Delgado (the “New advisers“) to its strategic advisory board. Management expects Mr. Higa to play a decisive role in advising the company on its entry into the Japanese market, Mr. Hardyment will advise on the integration of international food brands and Mr. Delgado will advise on business development opportunities in The Philippines and across the southeast Asia. The new advisers join the two previously announced founding members of the advisory board – Warren tseng as an APAC expansion advisor and Gene Chuang as a technology advisor.

“The JustKitchen team is delighted to welcome Mr. Higa, Mr. Hardyment and Mr. Delgado to the Company’s Strategic Advisory Board and to leverage their expertise as we continue our international expansion in the South East. Asia. Enter the Japanese market, add more global food brands to our portfolio and establish a strong presence in The Philippines are high priorities for us and we are grateful to Ernest, John and Zaki, respectively, for accepting their nominations, ”said Jason chen, co-founder and CEO of JustKitchen. “I also want to welcome Ken and Wayne as new additions to our management team. We look forward to benefiting from their respective areas of expertise in software and supply chain by leveraging our JKOS enterprise solution, as these aspects of the business are critical to our success as we continue to grow beyond Taiwan and execute our international expansion plan, ”added Mr. Chen.

Ernest Higa is President and CEO of Higa Industries Co., Ltd. and CEO of Wendy’s Japan. He is also a director of Del Sole Corporation and Shinsei Bank, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of USJC, Member of Keizai Doyukai and of the Board of Directors of Colombia Business School. In 1990, he was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the New Business Conference. In 1998, he received an award from the Ministry of Agriculture for “innovation in the food industry” and was recognized by Toyo Keizai as one of the top 50 entrepreneurs in Japan.

John hardy has a diverse background which includes the management, ownership and operation of a number of businesses in Asia, with more than 43 years of experience in Greater China. He is currently the Founder and Chairman of the Bayshore Pacific Group (the “Group“), which currently includes Bayshore Pacific Hospitality Ltd., Bayshore Pacific Restaurants Ltd. and Bayshore Pacific International Ltd. (“BPI“). The Group focuses on leisure, entertainment and hospitality business opportunities in Greater China. The brands in the Group’s portfolio included TGI Fridays, Texas Roadhouse, Smith & Wollensky, Dan Ryan’s Chicago Grill and Amaroni’s.

Zaki Delgado is the co-CEO of Transnational Diversified Group (“TDG“), a Philippines-based group of companies that are leading players in logistics, ship management, travel and tourism, as well as information and communication technology services. Established in 1976, TDG has grown from a simple shipping agency to a group of more than 30 operating companies, which include partnerships with industry leaders and international brands. Mr. Delgado also holds the position of Chairman of TDG Ventures, which is TDG’s technology, travel and lifestyle, investment and operating portfolio company.

JustKitchen is also pleased to announce that Ken chang will become its CTO as of December 15, 2021. Mr. Chang was previously Senior Director of R&D for WeMo Scooter, where he developed multi-functional technology solutions for the company’s software-as-a-service platform. The current CTO of the company, Mark Lin, will become chief information officer to reflect the appointment of Mr. Chang. Ken is a highly skilled and experienced full-stack engineer and software architect who, along with Mark, will form the cornerstone of the company’s new Business Intelligence department.

Mr. Chang is expected to complete current projects and lead the construction of new software products, while Mr. Lin will lead the analysis of data processed by the company’s proprietary technology stack. Specifically, the completion of the previously announced JKOS platform will be a top priority in order to make it a robust solution that can be deployed in any country, is fully integrated from the back-end systems to the user interface. front-end, and is also able to integrate with all third-party delivery service providers and their mobile applications.

Besides, Wayne liu was recently hired and integrated as the Supply Chain Manager of JustKitchen. Mr. Liu’s comes to JustKitchen from Wellcome, where he headed the supply chain until it was acquired by Carrefour, the French multinational that operates a global chain of grocery stores, convenience stores and hypermarkets. Management expects Wayne to lead the company’s supply chain, which continues to grow and expand into new countries. He was also tasked with taking control of JustKitchen’s enterprise resource planning system inside and outside of Taiwan.


JustKitchen is primarily a ghost kitchen operator specializing in the development and marketing of exclusive and franchise delivery-only food brands to customers. The Company currently operates in Taiwan and Hong Kong with plans to expand its operations to other Asian countries. JustKitchen uniquely uses a star-shaped operating model, which features advanced food preparation in large center kitchens and final meal preparation in smaller star-shaped kitchens located in more densely populated areas. The Company combines this operating model with online and mobile app-based food orders made by third-party delivery companies, in order to minimize capital investment and operating expenses and reach more customers in underserved markets. The company’s other business, JustMarket, is an e-commerce grocery delivery platform that allows customers to purchase groceries for delivery or add selected groceries to ordered meals. via JustKitchen.

For more information on the Company, please visit investors.justkitchen.com. The final prospectus, financial statements and MD&A of JustKitchen, among other documents, are all available on the Company’s profile page on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

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This press release contains certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of such statements under applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements are frequently characterized by words such as “anticipate”, “plan”, “continue”, “expect”, “plan”, “intend”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “Estimate”, “power”, “will”, “potential”, “proposed”, “positioned” and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” occur, including including, but not limited to, the Company’s comments regarding the nominations strengthening entry into the Japanese market, adding more global food brands to its portfolio and establishing a strong presence in The Philippines; its JKOS multi-jurisdictional enterprise solution; and the growth and expansion of the Company’s supply chain into new countries. These statements are only predictions. Various assumptions have been used in drawing the conclusions or making the projections contained in the forward-looking statements throughout this press release. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management as of the date the statements are made and are subject to various risks, including the risk factors identified in the Company’s prospectus dated March 26, 2021, and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in forward-looking statements. The Company has no obligation and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable law. .

SOURCE Just Kitchen Holdings Corp.

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