Rise to culinary fame in a Columbus commercial kitchen

Ohio’s capital city is now chock full of exciting food options. And the best part? You can easily add your own concept to the mix with CloudKitchens. No matter what you’re cooking up, you can open a commercial kitchen in Columbus, Ohio in as few as six weeks and make your mark on this former fast food fortress.


Why commercial kitchens in Columbus?

If you’ve been thinking about launching a food concept in The Biggest Small Town in America, now’s the time. To get started as soon as possible—and for as little capital as possible—you can turn to CloudKitchens. Our model allows food companies and restaurant owners to jump into a commercial kitchen space in weeks (not months) and start dishing out delivery food to hungry customers.

Never tried food delivery before? No worries. We don’t just pair you with a shared kitchen and walk away. Every CloudKitchens space includes a tablet and our easy-to-use order management software so that you can immediately take and fulfill orders. To top it off, our on-site staff will assist with cleaning, kitchen equipment maintenance, and more, while our on-call team is available whenever you need help with permits, licensing, and inspections.

So, don’t stress the small stuff—we’ve got you covered. Instead, focus on the menu that’ll solidify Columbus’ foodie reputation once and for all.




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.

*Level of service dependent on facility

Commercial kitchens versus traditional restaurants


Real Estate

Pay only for the space you need, rather than for empty dining rooms and waiting areas.


Staff required

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 as little as 6 months with a 10% profit and $1M in annual sales.

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.

Are ghost kitchens popular in Columbus?

 Definitely. Virtual kitchens have exploded in popularity everywhere, and Columbus is no exception. In fact, many of the top-rated restaurants on your favorite food delivery app aren’t restaurants at all—they’re ghost kitchens.

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 does a commercial kitchen help your existing restaurant grow?

Operating a commercial kitchen concept and business model allows restaurant owners to serve a wider clientele while minimizing overhead. Commercial kitchens also give you the flexibility to try out new menus or even new restaurants, all within one commercial kitchen space.

How much does it cost to open a ghost kitchen in Columbus?

Pricing varies from kitchen to kitchen and depends on a handful of variables, but it’s possible to get started with CloudKitchens for as little as $30K. While that’s still an investment, it’s far more accessible than the $1 million+ it can take to launch a traditional brick-and-mortar restaurant.

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