Fire up your new food concept in New Jersey

In New Jersey, food delivery reigns supreme. Capitalize on the growing trend with a delivery-only restaurant powered by CloudKitchens. For as little as $30K, you can start serving up your sweet or savory creations from the comfort of a private kitchen.

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Why commercial kitchens in New Jersey?

New Jersey is so much more than New York’s neighbor. The Garden State has a thriving food scene of its own—and thanks to CloudKitchens, joining it is easier than ever.

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 New Jersey

Our concept is simple: We provide a cost-effective commercial kitchen space in a high-volume area, and you use it as a home base to cook amazing food and deliver it to the people of New Jersey. Each CloudKitchen is already equipped with the delivery technology and on-site support staff you need to thrive as a food entrepreneur. All you have to do is customize the space to your liking, finalize your menu, and start selling.

Whether you’re a restaurant veteran or a newcomer, we can help make your commercial kitchen in New Jersey feel like home. With CloudKitchens staff on-site to support you with cleaning and kitchen equipment maintenance—and another team of experts to walk you through permits and licensing—we’re with you every step of the way. 

Together, let’s turn your small business into an edible empire.

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.

~
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.

~
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 start a new food concept in New Jersey?

Ultimately, your price tag will depend on whether you plan to open a full-scale sit-down restaurant or a delivery-only kitchen.

If you’re eyeing a dine-in spot, you could spend $500K–$1M before you serve a single customer. Between renovations, a lease, permits, and countless other expenses, opening a new restaurant doesn’t come cheap.

However, starting a delivery business in a virtual kitchen is another story. By skipping out on customer-facing amenities, you can significantly reduce your startup costs. For example, getting started in a CloudKitchen can run you as little as $30K.


What is a ghost kitchen?

A ghost kitchen (also called a dark kitchen) is a commercial kitchen space that caters exclusively to takeout. Instead of tables and chairs, ghost kitchens have convenient pickup windows for delivery drivers and customers to grab their food and go.

The beauty of a dark kitchen lies in its simplicity. There are no distractions or non-essentials—just a top-notch facility for you to create your culinary masterpieces.


Are ghost kitchens popular in New Jersey?

Yes! New Jerseyans love their food delivery apps, so it’s no surprise that ghost kitchens—with their low overheads and minimal startup times—are taking over the industry. Many restaurants in the state are already using dark kitchens to meet overwhelming customer demand without taking on the risk of opening a full-on restaurant.


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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