Entering the Houston dining scene has never been easier

Houston is home to a mind-boggling array of eateries—and soon, it’ll play host to your new spot. At CloudKitchens, we offer the fastest, easiest, and most affordable way to get your food concept up and running.

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Why commercial kitchens in Houston?

A melting pot of culinary influences, Houston has one of the most vibrant food scenes in the country. This is why setting foot in that scene—whether you’re looking to test a new food concept or expand your current restaurant’s capabilities—can seem daunting.

01

Turn-key

solution

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

02

A team to

support you

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

03

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.

04

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.

05

Build multiple food

concepts

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

06

Lower costs, higher

profits

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 Houston

With CloudKitchens, setting up a delivery-only commercial kitchen in Houston is a breeze.

We know you want to focus on making incredible food. That’s why we take care of the rest. From location and facilities to maintenance and delivery tech, we’ve thought of everything. With CloudKitchens staff on hand to manage order fulfillment and cleaning—as well as a team of industry experts on-call—we’re helping you make it through the lunch rush unscathed.

HOW WE COMPARE

Commercial kitchens versus traditional restaurants

200
ft2

Real Estate

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

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4

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.

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6

Weeks to launch

Our facilities are move-in ready and we can help you navigate the permitting process.

~
30
k

Investment

Avoid the $1 million+ startup cost on your own restaurant to start seeing profits faster.

~
6
months

Breakeven

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.

Space

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

Services

  • 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


Equipment

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

Utilities

  • 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

FAQ

Questions?We are here to help.

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

They say everything’s bigger in Texas, but your startup bill is the exception. While the cost of opening a commercial kitchen in Houston varies, you can typically get started for less than $30K.

Compare that to the price of opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant—which can easily reach $1 million—and you’ll see why more and more chefs and entrepreneurs are turning to CloudKitchens.


What is a ghost kitchen?

A ghost kitchen is a full-scale commercial kitchen specifically designed for delivery only. Unlike a traditional restaurant, a ghost kitchen doesn’t have tables or chairs. What it does have is everything you’ll need to make and deliver tasty food: a professional-grade kitchen, a dedicated team on-site to clean and maintain the space, and technology solutions that facilitate order-taking and deliveries.


Can I open a ghost kitchen in Houston if I don't live there?

Yes! In fact, that’s one of the biggest appeals of securing a commercial kitchen space with CloudKitchens.

Maybe you want to see how your out-of-state restaurant performs in Texas. Maybe you’re already committed to expanding your empire. Either way, you can set up a ghost kitchen to bring your food to a new market without ever setting foot in it.


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 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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