We're powering food delivery possibilities in Charlotte, NC

Charlotte’s restaurant renaissance is picking up steam. If you’re looking for a piece of the action, you’ve come to the right place: CloudKitchens is the no-stress way to open up a delivery-only commissary kitchen. Partner with us, and you can start delivering mouthwatering meals in weeks—without breaking the bank.


Why commissary kitchens in Charlotte?

In an up-and-coming food city like Charlotte, NC, time is of the essence. The sooner you start cooking, the sooner you can start building your loyal customer base.




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.

Commissary kitchens in Charlotte

Commissary kitchens in Charlotte

But launching a restaurant can be a lengthy process; by the time you open your doors, your competitors may already have lines around the block. Wouldn’t it be better if you could start cooking for people without having to wait?

As it turns out, there is—and it’s called CloudKitchens. We’re all about eliminating the barriers that hold chefs back. To get you cooking in weeks (not months), we provide you with the facilities, tools, and team you need to open your own ghost kitchen.

Before you even set foot in your space, we’ll help you navigate the world of permits, inspections, and licenses. Once you’re in your space, we continue our support by managing driver hand-offs, maintaining equipment, and cleaning. Finally, our proprietary delivery management software keeps it all together, so you won’t be thinking about a thousand things every time you turn on the stove.

With only a minimal upfront investment required, CloudKitchens is the low-risk way to open a commissary kitchen in Charlotte.

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.

What do I need to open a restaurant in Charlotte?

To open a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Charlotte, NC, you need several state, county, and city licenses. Some of the required documents include:

  • A business license
  • A seller’s permit
  • A liquor license
  • A food facility health permit

And paperwork is only part of the process. Add in renovations, inspections, and a sizable investment of up to $1M, and you have your work cut out for you.

If you’d rather have most of that work done on your behalf, you need CloudKitchens. We handle the bulk of the regulatory requirements so you can get into a top-notch commissary kitchen space easier and faster than ever before. And the best part? It’ll cost you as little as $30K.

What is a ghost kitchen?

Ghost kitchens (also known as dark kitchens or virtual kitchens) are similar to the types of kitchens found in restaurants around the world. The only difference is that there’s no restaurant attached.

Simply put, a ghost kitchen has everything a food entrepreneur needs to serve delicious, delivery-only dishes to the world. Without a costly dining room, bar, or waiting area to worry about, chefs and restaurateurs can focus entirely on their food and marketing plans.

How long does it take to get started in a Charlotte commissary kitchen?

We know that every minute counts in the restaurant industry. That’s why we’re committed to connecting chefs with commissary kitchens as quickly as possible. 

When you partner with CloudKitchens, you can start running your kitchen in as few as six weeks. Exact times will vary based on a handful of variables, but one thing’s for sure: We’ll do everything we can to help you start cooking ASAP.

Start cooking with us today