Salt Lake City commissary kitchens: The low-cost alternative to a restaurant

As an up-and-coming foodie destination, Salt Lake City is the ultimate spot to open a new food concept. But if you want a successful food business, you have to act fast—SLC is no longer a well-kept secret. Luckily, CloudKitchens gives you the head start you need to launch a delivery-only restaurant in weeks, not months.


Why commissary kitchens in Salt Lake City?

Salt Lake City’s main claim to food fame may be fry sauce, but there’s so much more to indulge in than the infamous ketchup-mayo mix.




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 Salt Lake City

Commissary kitchens in Salt Lake City

From twists on hearty staples to new and inventive fare, SLC is a rising star in the country’s culinary scene. There’s never been a better time to bring your food concept to Utah’s capital.

There’s just one problem: Opening a restaurant in Salt Lake City can be a costly, time-consuming process. That’s where we come in.

Our commissary kitchens give chefs and entrepreneurs a fast track to launching a well-loved food business. Every CloudKitchen is move-in-ready and strategically located to make delivery as convenient as possible.

And we don’t just give you a space to cook—we give you all the support you need to run your operation. With on-site team members to assist with cleaning, equipment maintenance, and driver hand-offs, as well as on-call agents to help you with permits and licensing, we take the stress out of growing a food business.

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 is a commissary kitchen?

Until recently, the term “commissary kitchen” referred to a separate kitchen space that restaurateurs or catering businesses could use to prep and store food. In many cases, these for-rent commercial kitchens acted as secondary facilities for business owners looking to clear up space in their busy restaurant kitchens.

However, now that food delivery apps have skyrocketed in popularity, a commissary kitchen can also be used as a full-on ghost kitchen. After all, commissary kitchens have everything you need to cook up great food. All they were missing was a means to bring that food to the people.

How long does it take to get set up in a commissary kitchen?

With CloudKitchens, you can start cooking in a Salt Lake City commissary kitchen in as few as six weeks. That’s because most of the time-consuming parts of starting a food business—including preliminary inspections and utility hookups—are already taken care of. What’s more, the minute you begin cooking your five-star meals, you can start sending them out for delivery with our proprietary order processing software..

How much does it cost to start cooking in a commissary kitchen?

While your exact expenses will depend on your equipment requirements and staff numbers, opening a delivery-only operation out of a CloudKitchens commissary kitchen can run you as little as $30K.

That may seem like a hefty upfront investment, but when you consider that opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant can cost $1 million or more, it’s easy to see that serving delivery meals from a commissary kitchen is an affordable alternative.

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).

Start cooking with us today