Make your mark on the delivery scene with a KC commercial kitchen

From fast food to fine dining, Kansas City is a food lover’s paradise—and it’s all accessible by food delivery app. If you want to get in on the action, you need a place to whip up your signature dish. CloudKitchens can make it happen; our low-cost commercial kitchen solutions can have you grilling in weeks.


Why commercial kitchens in Kansas City?

Barbecue may reign supreme in Kansas City, but look a little further, and you’ll find a diverse, delicious food scene waiting to be tried. That’s right—KC customers are always ready to dig into something new. What if that something is your new food concept?




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 Kansas City

Kansas City has its fair share of kitchen spaces, but if you want the best, you need to partner with CloudKitchens.

Our kitchens are more than places for prepping and cooking. Partnering with CloudKitchens means becoming part of a larger team that wants to see you succeed. When you’re cooking, you’ll enjoy dedicated cleaning and maintenance services, and on admin days, help from our industry experts is just a phone call away.

We also give you the tools you need to take over the food delivery world. Every CloudKitchen comes with a tablet and our proprietary order management software so you can easily serve hungry customers and make money—even if you’ve never run a delivery business.

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 start cooking in a commercial kitchen in Kansas City?

Getting started in a CloudKitchens space can run you as little as $30K. Naturally, your total cost will depend on your equipment requirements and other variables. Still, even the fanciest ghost kitchen will be more affordable than opening a brand new restaurant or renovating an existing space (which can easily cost $500K to $1 million+).

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 open a Kansas City ghost kitchen?

Compared to opening a full-scale sit-down restaurant, launching your new food concept from a ghost kitchen takes no time at all. When you team up with CloudKitchens, you can get into a commercial kitchen space in as few as six weeks.

How is the process so quick? Because most of the details—including utility hookups and inspections—have already been handled. All you have to do is choose your kitchen equipment, tie up a few loose ends, and start cooking.

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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