Why ghost kitchens
The secret ingredient for growing your business
Open a ghost kitchen in one month
Expand with low risk and low capital
Get your cooking to a larger audience
Leverage technology to streamline your business
Spaces built for delivery
We'll provide the tools you need to get the most out of the growing delivery market, so you can focus on what you do best.
Our ghost kitchens are located in the heart of delivery demand and designed to help you run your delivery business with maximum efficiency and minimal cost.
Logistics & fulfillment
Your orders are delivered faster and more accurately, thanks to our on-site fulfillment team that handles all of the logistics for you.
We’ll take care of the cleaning, maintenance, and security - so you can focus on the food.
Manage all your delivery orders from one tablet, and leverage insightful data to efficiently operate and expand your business.
Ghost kitchens versus traditional restaurants
Pay only for the space you need, rather than for empty dining rooms and waiting areas.
We provide all your support staff, and there’s no need for front-of-house labor, so you can work with a smaller team.
Weeks to launch
Our facilities are move-in ready and we can help you navigate the permitting process.
Avoid the $1 million+ startup cost on your own restaurant to start seeing profits faster.
With a ghost kitchen, you can break even in just 6 months with a 10% profit on a $1M run rate.
Brick & mortar
Real estate cost
High cost, high traffic address
Same area, low cost low traffic address
Many dedicated to front-of-house
We provide staff to handle
all order handoffs and more
Time required to open
1 location 52 weeks
10 locations 5-10 years
1 location ~6 weeks
Multiple locations 1 year
10% profit on 1M run rate
10% profit on 1M run rate
Hearing is believing
Hear from the chefs and entrepreneurs growing their restaurant business with CloudKitchens.
Julio A — Owner & chef
Build a Pizza
Dolores A — Owner & chef
Marco J — Owner & chef
Oh my Gogi
Nathan C — Owner & chef
Shannen T — Owner & chef
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What is a ghost kitchen?
Ghost kitchens, also known as dark kitchens or virtual kitchens, are commercial kitchens built for delivery. They’re located within the delivery radius of a high volume of online customers, rather than high foot traffic areas. With ghost kitchens there’s no physical storefront or dining area, so you only need a few back-of-house staff members to fulfill online orders.
How does a ghost kitchen work?
In a ghost kitchen, your restaurant is focused on delivery rather than dine-in. When eaters order your food online, you’ll prepare it from your ghost kitchen, and hand it off to a fulfillment team to get the order over to the right delivery driver. This gives restaurateurs a low cost, high efficiency model to get the most out of delivery.
Are ghost kitchens profitable?
Yes. Ghost kitchens allow restaurateurs to increase profitability by cutting costs on labor, overhead, and wasted food while reaching a higher volume of customers ordering online. Plus, you can run multiple virtual brands out of a single ghost kitchen to increase revenue without the extra overhead.
Why are ghost kitchens so popular?
Ghost kitchens are rising in popularity because they’re a lower cost alternative to operating a traditional restaurant. They’re also focused on delivery, which has grown 300% faster than dine-in since 2014. That means restaurateurs are using ghost kitchens to future-proof their business and accelerate growth.
How does a ghost kitchen help your restaurant grow?
Ghost kitchens help restaurateurs grow their business by doing delivery right. The way we dine has changed, and ghost kitchens allow restaurant operators to capture delivery demand without sacrificing their bottom line. They’re also a great way to expand to new markets without spending time and money on a traditional restaurant buildout.
How much do ghost kitchens cost?
The cost of ghost kitchens varies by market, space, and services. Compared to a traditional restaurant, they’re a much lower cost alternative on both upfront capital and ongoing operating costs. You can get started in a ghost kitchen with as little as $30K, instead of $1M+ for brick and mortar buildout.