Capture the hearts—and stomachs—of Cleveland with a commercial kitchen

Tucked between Lake Erie and miles of farmland, Cleveland is a treasure trove for the fresh ingredient-minded chef. If you’re keen to start transforming this natural bounty into your signature dish, you need a place to cook. CloudKitchens gives you the commercial kitchen space, the technology to deliver food, and the on-site support your business needs to conquer the Cleveland food scene.


Why commercial kitchens in Cleveland?

Being hungry in Cleveland is never a problem. After all, this is a city famous for guilty pleasures—pierogies, sandwiches, donuts, you name it. But you’ll find more than the traditional Midwest fare on offer here. There’s a rich diversity to Cleveland’s food scene that guarantees something for everyone.




Open a commercial kitchen in as little as 6 weeks with less capital, and leverage our proven model for delivery.


A team to

support you

We handle the logistics and fulfillment to make sure your orders are delivered with more accuracy, in less time.


New customers at

your fingertips

Our commercial kitchens are located in densely populated areas with the highest volumes of delivery orders, so you can reach more customers online.


Manage orders on

one tablet

Streamline your virtual restaurant's online ordering and delivery platform orders from one single tablet. Our technology integrates all your delivery apps in one place, allowing you to focus on the food.


Build multiple food


Maximize your order volume by running multiple brands and cuisines out of a single commercial kitchen.


Lower costs, higher


When your labor, real estate costs, overhead, and cost of goods go down, your profits go up.

Commercial kitchens built for delivery

Commercial kitchens in Cleveland

For chefs, that means an opportunity to experiment. If that kind of freedom appeals to you, you need a place to finesse your flavors without breaking the bank. In other words, you need CloudKitchens.

We pair you with a commercial kitchen space, help you jump through the permit and licensing hoops, and set you up with an order management system to streamline deliveries. Then, when you’re ready to start fulfilling orders, we stay by your side; our on-site team handles cleaning, equipment maintenance, and much more.

With the right tools (ours) and a supportive partner (us), you can wow the Cleveland crowd with your culinary creations. It’s that simple.

Commercial kitchens versus traditional restaurants

Real estate

Brick & mortar


High cost, high traffic address

Ghost Kitchens


Same area, low cost low traffic address

Staff required (~)

Brick & mortar


Many dedicated to front-of-house

Ghost Kitchens


We provide staff to handle all order handoffs and more

Weeks to launch 1 location

Brick & mortar


10 locations 5-10 years

Ghost Kitchens


Multiple locations 1 year

Upfront investment

Brick & mortar


High investment

Ghost Kitchens


Low investment

Break even

Brick & mortar


10% profit on 1M run rate

Ghost Kitchens


10% profit on 1M run rate

Kitchen Specs

All you need and more under the hood

We offer kitchens for modern-day chefs and help get you set up with specialized equipment and minimal fuss.


  • Private kitchen
  • Driver pickup area
  • Staff locker area
  • Restrooms
  • Mop wash
  • Cold & freezer storage
  • Dry storage


  • Order pickup & processing*
  • Courier handoff
  • Cleaning & maintenance
  • Safety & health inspections
  • Delivery logistics
  • Extraction & ventilation
  • On-site support staff
  • Delivery software
  • *Level of service dependent on facility


  • 3 compartment sink
  • Prep sink
  • Hand sink
  • Commercial hood
  • Tablet
  • Grease-trap/interceptor


  • Gas points
  • Power outlets
  • High power lighting
  • Cold & hot water lines
  • Gas/fire safety system
  • WiFi
  • Trash / recycle
  • Ethernet connections
  • Grease/trap cleaning
  • Hood/flue cleaning
  • Pest control


Questions?We are here to help.

How soon can I start cooking in a Cleveland ghost kitchen?

We get it—you’re ready to put your chef whites on and get to work. That’s why we’ve streamlined the process and removed the red tape. When you partner with CloudKitchens, you can find yourself cooking in a commerical kitchen in as few as six weeks.

What is a ghost kitchen?

A ghost kitchen is a professional kitchen that’s built to serve a delivery-only customer base. Ghost kitchens do not have attached dining rooms for in-person dining, public-facing signage, or storefront space. In fact, you’ve probably walked by some before without even realizing it. For this reason, they’re sometimes also referred to as “dark kitchens.”

CloudKitchens ghost kitchens take the pain out of opening a delivery-only business, with dedicated facilities, onsite staff to help with fulfillment and maintenance, and proprietary technology that streamlines the whole process.

What do I need to get started?

Investment-wise, you can get started with CloudKitchens for around 30k. You and your staff (usually 4-6 people) will be able to keep costs low as you focus on creating your menu and brand identity. 

Are commercial kitchens profitable?

Thanks to their comparatively low overhead, commercial kitchens have the potential to turn an incredible profit. A commercial kitchen’s profitability depends on several factors, like the location, branding, and operating systems at play.

How much does it cost to open a commercial kitchen in Cleveland?

While we can’t speak for any of the other ghost kitchen operations in the city (and there are several), we can say that getting started in a CloudKitchen can run you as little as $30K. Depending on the kitchen equipment you need, that number could fluctuate, but you can be confident that you’ll spend less than the $1 million+ it typically takes to open a restaurant from scratch.

How much do commercial kitchens cost?

The cost of opening and operating a commercial kitchen will vary. When you work with CloudKitchens, you can get your ghost kitchen up and running with an investment as low as $30k (compared to the average $1 million for a brick-and-mortar, traditional restaurant).

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