Dive into delivery-only cooking in a Detroit ghost kitchen

Make no mistake: Detroit is a city on the up and up, and the food scene here is more exciting than ever. With your new food concept, it could be even better.


Why commercial kitchens in Detroit?

If any city is built for food delivery, it’s Detroit. Motor City has always been car-centric—and now, those cars are bringing online orders to hungry customers all over the area.




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 Detroit

You can take advantage of this food delivery infrastructure, too. All you need is a professional kitchen space to work your magic in.

For that, there’s CloudKitchens. Our commercial-grade, centrally-located kitchens place you in the heart of Detroit with all the tools you need to become a food delivery superstar. An included tablet and software combo makes order management and fulfillment effortless, while our on-location team handles cleaning, maintenance of kitchen equipment, and much more.

Whether you’re bringing a tried-and-true menu to Detroit or looking to experiment in a private commercial kitchen, we have what you’re looking for. Together, we can rock Detroit Rock City, one dish at a time.

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 long does it take to start cooking in a Detroit CloudKitchen?

Depending on your specific needs, you can get started in one of our commercial kitchens in Detroit in as few as six weeks. That’s significantly shorter than the months-long timeline for opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant.

Why is launching a ghost kitchen with CloudKitchens so efficient? Most of the bureaucratic, not-so-fun parts of starting a restaurant—such as permits, licenses, and other red-tape items—have already been finalized. Because we’ve taken care of the hard parts for you, you can begin cooking in no time.

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.

Are ghost kitchens gaining traction in Detroit?

More and more restaurants—both new and existing—are turning to ghost kitchens to cut costs, improve efficiency, and serve more delivery customers. As the benefits of virtual kitchens become better known, you can expect to see even more ghost kitchen-based options on your food delivery app of choice.

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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