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Business trends

'Ghost restaurants' ride Asia's food delivery boom

With no storefronts, takeout-only eateries offer less risk for would-be owners

Share kitchens are growing popular in Japan amid rising labor costs and high closure rates for the restaurant business.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Low-cost virtual restaurants are opening across Asia, fueled by a multibillion-dollar boom in food delivery that has emboldened entrepreneur chefs daunted by the risk associated with going into business.

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