Dominate the delivery apps from a commercial kitchen in Orange County

From the wave-riding surfers to the theme park visitors, plenty of people in Orange County would rather order food than hit a restaurant. But if you want to take advantage of the delivery crowd, you need somewhere to cook. CloudKitchens gives you the commercial-grade space and the help you need to start sending out delicious food in as few as six weeks.


Why commercial kitchens in Orange County?

Nearby LA may steal the national spotlight, but locals know the eating in Orange County is equally mouth-watering. And the food scene in the OC isn’t just outstanding—it’s always evolving. That means there’s a market for 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 Orange County

If all you need to get started is an Orange County commercial kitchen, look no further than CloudKitchens. Whether you’re planning to serve up simple burgers or dish out elevated Asian fusion, we’ll help you start delivering to hungry customers in weeks—not months.

Before you even set foot in one of our kitchens, we’re there to support you with licensing and permits. And once you start cooking, we only become more involved. From the on-site team that handles equipment maintenance and cleaning to our proprietary order management software and complimentary tablet, we take care of the small details so that you can focus on cooking and marketing your food.

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

Orange County ghost kitchens

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Questions?We are here to help.

Are ghost kitchens gaining traction in Orange County?

They sure are. An ever-growing number of restaurants on delivery apps are already operating out of ghost kitchens. Why? As rent prices continue to rise in OC, these dark kitchens offer food entrepreneurs and chefs a low-cost alternative to starting a restaurant—a venture that can cost $1 million or more.

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. 

How much does a commercial kitchen cost in the OC?

Because no two virtual kitchens are the same, providing an exact estimate is challenging. Variables like equipment needs and location can cause costs to fluctuate.

With that said, when you partner with CloudKitchens, you can get started in an Orange County commercial kitchen for as little as $30K.

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. For example, if you are an Orange County restaurant but want to expand your business with a commercial kitchen in Los Angeles to capture new patrons. 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).

How much does it cost to open an Orange County commercial kitchen?

An Orange County commercial kitchen can vary in cost depending on the location, permitting requirements, and size of the kitchen space itself. If a commercial kitchen space is being paid for on an hourly basis, the cost can range from $15 per hour to $40 per hour. Here are a few important factors to keep in mind before you fire up those grills: 

  • California food handlers permits and licenses will be required before opening a commercial kitchen in Orange County. These requirements can range in cost across the area. 
  • Depending on the neighborhood you select, the cost of the kitchen space itself will vary, in addition to the square footage of your space. 
  • The commercial kitchen equipment that is needed for your restaurant will also determine the total cost of your commercial kitchen space.

How do I launch a successful commercial kitchen in Orange County?

Launching a successful Orange County commercial kitchen will require several key steps prior to officially opening your business. With everything including local permits, regulations and the commercial kitchen equipment you’ll need, we have a few simple steps to follow in order to get started: 

  • The very first step is ensuring that your Orange County food business is up to code and that all of your back of house staff have the proper California Food Handlers Card and permits necessary to prep orders. 
  • Selecting the location for your commercial kitchen in Orange County will also determine your success, depending on where you can best reach your target audience and also build your customer base. 
  • Digital marketing, especially within online food delivery apps will be vital for the success of your Orange County commercial kitchen. Starting with a few promotions in top food delivery apps such as Uber Eats and Grubhub, will ensure that your restaurant will stand out from the rest.

How many staff members does my Orange County commercial kitchen need?

When you’re ready to open a commercial kitchen in Orange County to start prepping food, you only need a few back of house staff members to get started, anywhere from 3 to 5 will suffice. 

  • Given that your Orange County commercial kitchen will rely heavily on online orders, you will no longer need front of house staff, which will cut down on labor and overhead costs for your restaurant. 
  • Once you’re up and running your Orange County restaurant will be ready to reach new customers and prep more online orders at a lower cost, given that your staff will be solely focused on online delivery orders.

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