Capitalize on convenient commercial kitchens in Washington, D.C.

More than 180 countries have foreign missions in D.C., making it the ideal place for anyone who wants to “eat their way around the world.” Add your signature flair to the mix with one of our commercial kitchens in Washington DC. In weeks—not months—you’ll be ready to make meals fit for a president.

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Why commercial kitchens in Washington DC?

D.C. is a land of history, great food, culture—and limited space. Real estate isn’t cheap here, and that makes opening a restaurant all the more challenging.

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 Washington DC

But what if you could start serving food without opening a restaurant? 

Well, you can—and we can help you do it. CloudKitchens pairs food entrepreneurs with centrally-located ghost kitchens in just weeks, giving you the space to work your culinary magic in a delivery-only setting.

And we don’t just provide you with a facility. While you’re on-site, you’ll have a dedicated team there to help with order fulfillment, cleaning, kitchen equipment maintenance, and more. Behind the scenes, you’ll have access to experts who can help you navigate licensing, permits, and inspections.

Best of all, partnering with CloudKitchens won’t break the bank. We’ve stripped the restaurant down to its essentials—as in, the kitchen—so your small business expenses remain small. In other words, you’ll have everything you need to turn our country’s capital into your culinary capital.

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.

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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.

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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

Washington DC commercial kitchens

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FAQ

Questions?We are here to help.

How much does it cost to start serving food in Washington, DC?

That depends. If you plan to open a full-scale, dine-in restaurant in our nation’s capital, your bills could quickly reach $1 million. Between permits and licensing, staff wages, equipment installation fees, and more, opening a brick-and-mortar eatery can be a costly endeavor.


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.


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).


How do ghost kitchens work?

A ghost kitchen is like a restaurant that only does delivery. In our virtual kitchens, there are no waiting areas, dining rooms, or patios for customers to frequent. Instead, you’ll find the tools and tech you need to prep, make, and send out delicious food to thousands of online customers.

The idea is that, without customer-facing sections or the staff required to supervise them, your overhead will be far lower than that of a traditional restaurant, saving you money in the long run.


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