Kickstart your San Antonio food delivery business

As one of just two US cities with a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy designation, San Antonio is a hotspot for food lovers. Now, you can become a part of SA’s vibrant culinary scene in no time. Find out how CloudKitchens is making kitchen space more accessible—and more affordable—than ever before.


Why commercial kitchens in San Antonio?

Whether you’re currently cooking in San Antonio or simply eating your way around its vibrant neighborhoods, you’ve likely come to learn one thing: This city knows food. If you’re looking to show off your culinary knowledge to locals and visitors, you might be thinking about opening your own restaurant.




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 San Antonio

Acquiring the necessary restaurant equipment, commercial kitchen parts, and kitchen supplies is a huge financial commitment in the competitive culinary landscape. Have you considered that starting a brick-and-mortar restaurant might be an unwise investment? As SA continues to grow, so do its real estate costs.

When you partner with CloudKitchens, you can skip the $1 million+ in startup and staffing expenses and have an operational commercial kitchen in San Antonio in weeks—not months. And the sooner you can start delivering orders, the sooner you can establish your food concept.

Best of all, there’s no need to compromise on quality. Our team provides you with the tools and technology you need to streamline your orders, coordinate with drivers, and reach more hungry customers so that you can spend more time focusing on organization and building your reputation. Entrepreneurs have access to the customer support portal for reliable assistance and supply networks. Without the worry of cooking equipment and complexities, you finally get to respond to more orders while maintaining the highest standards of your restaurant kitchen.

In other words, we handle the nuts and bolts of the operation. You handle the meat and potatoes (or whatever foods you’re looking to serve).

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 a San Antonio commercial kitchen?

Because there are few overhead costs, you can start cooking and delivering your food for as little as $30,000 with a commercial kitchen San Antonio.

What is a ghost kitchen?

Think of a ghost kitchen as a virtual restaurant. Also called commercial kitchens, ghost kitchens have all the equipment of a traditional eatery without the dining space and extra staff that typically drive up restaurant costs. By eliminating bloat, ghost kitchens allow cooks and restaurateurs to focus on delivery and start dishing out delicious dishes faster—and for less.

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 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).

Why should I open a ghost kitchen instead of a restaurant?

Opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant in San Antonio requires careful consideration. Before you can even serve your first customer, you’ll need:

  • A variety of food and sales tax permits
  • A passing grade on all health inspections
  • A design concept (and all the expensive décor that goes with it)

When you launch a commercial kitchen with CloudKitchens, most of these details will have already been ironed out on your behalf. And anything we haven’t handled, we simplify with expert assistance.

Plus, without a customer-facing section, there’s no need to shell out on paint, seating, and signage—so you can save big.

How much does it cost to open a San Antonio commercial kitchen?

Opening a commercial kitchen in San Antonio will vary depending on local license and permitting fees required as well as the location of the kitchen space. We’ve broken down some of the primary costs associated with opening a San Antonio commercial kitchen to help you make the best decision for your restaurant: 

  • The cost of a San Antonio commercial kitchen can range anywhere from $500,000 to $5,000,000. The size of the commercial kitchen space itself and the location will vary. Leasing a commercial kitchen space can help save on overall cost instead of buying outright. 
  • License and permitting costs will vary depending on the exact location you select in San Antonio. These will be required to get up and running with a San Antonio commercial kitchen. 
  • The cost of commercial kitchen equipment and services (equipment installation, equipment repair, planned maintenance, etc.) needed will vary based on the concept and cuisine type you are planning to launch in San Antonio. You must plan accordingly and factor in equipment like an ice maker, convection oven, deep fryer, steam table, stove, etc.
  • The square footage of the commercial kitchen space will determine the overall cost as well.

How do I launch a successful commercial kitchen in San Antonio?

Culinary entrepreneurs can expand their restaurant’s delivery service area by adding a new location or bringing their existing food business to San Antonio! However, before launching a commercial kitchen space in San Antonio, you’ll want to ensure that local requirements and food safety laws are adhered to; then, you can start marketing your restaurant to reach new customers online. We’ve bottled it down into a few simple steps to be mindful of for your commercial kitchen in San Antonio: 

  • Be sure to secure the required license and permits before you get started. This is the first step to set your restaurant up for delivery success. 
  • Before you determine the location of your San Antonio commercial kitchen space, conduct market research to better understand where you can reach your target audience online. 
  • A key contributor to the success of your commercial kitchen in San Antonio will be your marketing strategy. Tapping into top delivery apps and starting with initial marketing promotions, will help spread the word that your commercial kitchen is open for business.

How many staff members do I need for a commercial kitchen in San Antonio?

Getting started with a commercial kitchen in San Antonio requires as few as 3 to 5 back of house staff members, resulting in lower upfront costs for your restaurant business. Here are a reasons why less staff is needed for a San Antonio commercial kitchen space: 

  • Commercial kitchen spaces are typically delivery-only. Without a dine-in component, you eliminate the need for front of house staff, and can focus solely on cooking and prepping each order. 
  • With a digital online presence, there is no longer a need for a physical storefront, which leaves more opportunity for you to strengthen your digital marketing strategy. By driving promotions on top delivery apps, you can reach new customers and prep more orders with less staff.

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