Outpace your competition with an Indianapolis ghost kitchen

From homegrown favorites to international flavors, the Indianapolis food scene has it all. What it doesn’t have is your new food concept. With CloudKitchens, you can change that. Our no-nonsense model will have you cooking up delivery-only meals in a professional kitchen faster than an Indy Car.


Why commercial kitchens in Indianapolis?

Locals may call Indianapolis “Naptown,” but there’s nothing sleepy about this city’s food scene. Every kind of cuisine is on offer here—and, more importantly, everything is delicious.




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 Indianapolis

But that doesn’t mean the market is oversaturated; far from it. Indy is still bursting at the seams with potential, and your new food concept will be welcomed with open arms (and mouths).

So, what’s stopping you from bringing your food to the people? If it’s the lack of space, CloudKitchens has you covered with a centrally located, move-in-ready commercial kitchen. If it’s confusion around licensing and permits, we can help you there, too. And if it’s a distaste for cleaning up, you’re still in luck—our on-site team takes care of cleanup, equipment maintenance, and the other not-so-exciting parts of cooking.

From start to finish, we support you with setup, order management, and much more. And we do it all for less. That means there’s nothing’s holding you back from opening your own commercial kitchen in Indianapolis.

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 much does it cost to open an Indianapolis ghost kitchen?

While your exact costs will depend on your location, kitchen equipment, and staffing needs, you can secure a CloudKitchen for an upfront investment as small as $30K. Considering that food entrepreneurs routinely spend $1 million+ opening a new restaurant, cooking in a ghost kitchen is the most cost-effective way to share your food with the people.

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 long does it take to get started in a commercial kitchen, Indianapolis?

When we say you can start cooking in weeks, we’re not kidding. When you join forces with CloudKitchens, you can find yourself in a professional kitchen—with prep tables full—in as few as six weeks.

Compare this timeframe to the many-month journey of opening a sit-down restaurant, and you can see why caterers, bakers, and food companies are embracing the ghost kitchen model.

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).

Start cooking with us today

CloudKitchens locations

Explore other US locations