Cook up something special in San Francisco

If you’re looking for a cost-conscious way to step into San Francisco’s legendary culinary scene, you’re in the right place. With CloudKitchens, you can open a strategic online-only restaurant in weeks with lower risk and capital.


Why commissary kitchens in San Francisco?

Cater to a customer base of ‘too-busy-to-make-dinner’ tech employees, college students, and plenty of tourists who flock to the City by the Bay to take in the sights.




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 SF

As a can’t-miss foodie haven, SF is the perfect place to test out exciting new dishes, pairings, and fusion cuisines for an eager audience.

Partnering with CloudKitchens provides you with commercial kitchen space, dedicated to your delivery-only establishment (or multiple online restaurant brands that you run out of a single space). Our facilities are built for delivery so you can be up and running in weeks. Plus you’ll have the CloudKitchens staff onsite to support with order fulfillment, maintenance, and custodial duties. 

Seamlessly funnel orders into one easy-to-manage queue and access valuable analytics to help plan your next marketing push or seasonal menu. When you partner with CloudKitchens, it’s all at the tips of your fingers.

Make your debut on San Francisco’s culinary stage without breaking the bank. Lower operational costs, less risk, an expedited timeline, and an affordable initial investment all add up to some serious potential profit (not to mention a less stressful set-up process). We’re passionate about creating convenience and boosting value for up-and-coming chefs and entrepreneurs. All you have to worry about is what to put on the menu and who’s standing next to you on the cook line.

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

San Francisco commissary kitchens

Explore our prime delivery locations in the heart of San Francisco

Questions?We are here to help.

What's required to open a new restaurant in San Francisco?

Based on the location, size of establishment, type of cuisine, and target customer base, the prerequisites to opening a new restaurant in the Bay area can vary. There are a few key processes that must be carried out regardless:

- You must obtain a business license from the San Francisco Treasurer’s Office

- You must obtain a food service establishment permit from the San Francisco Department of Public Health (which requires a passing grade on a food and safety inspection)

- You must ensure that all proper zoning and building rules are adhered to (which may require applying for specific permits)

- You must obtain viable liability insurance

Any individual food service establishment will require unique permits, inspections, legal assurances, and organizational procedures. When you partner with CloudKitchens, we take care of many essential details, including inspections, zoning, standard equipment, and more, while you focus on the big picture: the food you’ll deliver.

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.

Are commissary kitchens profitable?

Thanks to their comparatively low overhead, commissary 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 commissary kitchens cost?

The cost of opening and operating a commissary 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