Dallas commissary kitchens are changing the delivery business

Dallasites are ordering delivery every day. Cater to students at Dallas’s many universities, the hardworking professionals downtown, and hungry tourists in search of fuel. With streamlined operations, valuable services, and strategic locations, CloudKitchens can set your delivery business up for success.


Why commissary kitchens in Dallas?

Dallas loves to eat, and they can’t wait to dig into what you’ve been cooking up. We’ve got great news: when you open an online restaurant with CloudKitchens, you can start filling orders in as little as 6 weeks. Factor in a lower initial investment and you’ve got a delicious equation for potential profit.




Open a dark 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 dark 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 dark kitchen.


Lower costs, higher


When your labor, real estate costs, overhead, and cost of goods go down, your profits go up.

Commissary kitchens built for delivery

Commissary kitchens in Dallas

Contribute to Dallas’s thriving culinary scene with your take on Tex-Mex, American, barbeque, or soul food. Or, bring something new to the table with a unique fusion or a taste of your personal gastronomic heritage. No matter what you’re cooking, CloudKitchens is ready to help you make it happen fast, for less.

With CloudKitchens, it’s easier to keep costs low with lower required square footage and a small kitchen staff, rather than a full restaurant operation. CloudKitchens staff are available to support with order fulfillment, maintenance, and custodial duties. Proprietary CloudKitchens tech organizes orders into a single, intuitive POS. You can even use it to access analytics for strategy and marketing efforts.

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's required to open a new restaurant in Dallas?

While requirements for certain types of food establishments (like food trucks) differ from brick-and-mortar restaurant requirements, all food service businesses in Dallas share a few key prerequisites:

- A business license (granted by the City of Dallas)

- A food service establishment permit (granted by the Dallas County Health and Human Services Department)

- Confirmed compliance with the relevant food and safety regulations, including proper zoning and construction permits

- Adequate insurance to cover liabilities

Each individual food service venture will have unique requirements, too. 

You can simplify your virtual restaurant’s launch with CloudKitchens. Our locations are already properly zoned with many required features like sinks, staff restrooms, ventilation, gas and fire safety systems, and more. Plus, we take care of the majority of the bureaucratic tasks, so you can focus on staffing up, finalizing your menu, and getting to work.

What is a ghost kitchen?

A ghost kitchen can be a private or shared commercial kitchen, dedicated to an online-only restaurant. This kitchen doesn’t open up onto a sprawling dining room floor or even a small walk-in pick-up area. Orders are picked up by delivery drivers and taken to your hungry customers across the Dallas area.

Our concierge-style service ensures that you and your staff always have support. You can rely on our CloudKitchens employees to pass off orders to couriers, perform building maintenance, and even clean the facilities, all included.

How much does it cost to open a new restaurant in Dallas?

The answer to this question varies widely depending on location, size, and type of restaurant, but a typical dine-in establishment can easily cost hundreds of thousands of dollars (and oftentimes upward of a million), especially when building or renovation is required.

Are ghost kitchens profitable?

Thanks to their comparatively low overhead, ghost kitchens have the potential to turn an incredible profit. A kitchen’s profitability depends on several factors, like the location, branding, and operating systems at play.

How much do ghost kitchens cost?

The cost of opening and operating a ghost 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).

Start cooking with us today