Open the ghost kitchen of your dreams near the nation's capital

Our Alexandria, VA ghost kitchens put you in a position to launch your virtual restaurant business, with none of the overhead costs of a traditional brick-and-mortar establishment. 


Why open ghost kitchens in Alexandria?

Average basket size

The average basket size at our Alexandria ghost kitchen locations is $32, meaning more online revenue for your restaurant business.

Deliveries per week

Tap into more online delivery demand at our Alexandria dark kitchen locations with an average of 181K deliveries per week.

Average delivery time

Our Alexandria ghost kitchens are built for efficiency, with the logistics and delivery support you need to deliver more orders faster.

Delivery platforms available

Maximize your reach online with 7 delivery platforms to choose from.

Ghost 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

* Varies based on local permitting and operational complexity

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

Are ghost kitchens worth the investment?

The rise of ghost kitchens

The golden age of food delivery has arrived. And with that, comes 54M delivery app users and a market estimated to reach a net worth of $1.65T by 2027. Ghost kitchens are providing restaurateurs with a lower-risk alternative to a traditional brick and mortar by cutting labor costs and the overall upfront investment to get started.

With dedicated kitchen space built for delivery, these lower cost, tech-enabled locations set you and your restaurant up for delivery success, making it easy to get up and running in less time.

With over 8,000 ghost kitchen locations in the US alone, chances are there is a ghost kitchen in your neighborhood. At CloudKitchens, we find the best possible ghost kitchen location that captures the most delivery demand, at the lowest cost.

As more hungry customers turn to delivery for their next meal, it is becoming even more vital to have a delivery strategy in place for your restaurant business.

Unlock new trends emerging in food delivery, new AI tech to take advantage of, and how to tap into this booming industry with our latest trend guide.

Unlock the inside scoop on the rise of ghost kitchens.

Ghost kitchen facility

1 ghost kitchen location

Our Alexandria facilities are located in the heart of delivery demand, providing you with exclusive access to more online customers.

Ghost kitchen

24 total ghost kitchens

Our Alexandria facilities are equipped with a variety of kitchen layouts to best fit your restaurant needs.

Ghost kitchen cooking space

~150 to 250 sq ft cooking spaces

Choose from a variety of kitchen spaces or open up multiple kitchens to test out new concepts.


Delivery and pickup in high traffic areas

With prime locations near high concentrations of student delivery demand in Alexandria, you're able to easily drive more pickup and delivery business to your restaurant.

The Alexandria food scene

Tacos - ghost kitchen

From the Old Town to Seminary Hill, Alexandria is home to a vibrant food scene with a robust market for your virtual restaurant. Thanks to our commercial kitchens, it couldn’t be easier for restaurant operators to launch their virtual brand, reach customers, and maximize profits–all with as little as $30k in startup costs.  

The concept is simple. We provide the space and logistics support, you bring the vision and flavor. In as little as 4 weeks, your Alexandria commercial kitchen is ready to go. Instead of wasting space with in-house dining or employing front-of-house staff, your ghost kitchen will focus only on online ordering, saving your business thousands in the long run. Plus, our integrated platform connects your customers to delivery drivers for convenient orders from start to finish. 

Take advantage of Alexandria’s booming tourism, or market to commuters craving takeout after a long workday in Washington, DC. Our team helps you find a ghost kitchen in an area with high delivery demand, easily positioning your business for growth. Check out Alexandria commissary kitchens today to revolutionize your restaurant for the digital age.


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What are the requirements to set up a ghost kitchen in Alexandria?

All commercial kitchens in Alexandria must receive permits and licensing from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Does CloudKitchens provide the delivery drivers among their support staff?

All online orders will be placed with delivery apps like Uber Eats or DoorDash, which have their own fleets of drivers. However, you can manage all orders and delivery drivers in one streamlined platform.

Which Alexandria, VA neighborhood is best for a ghost kitchen?

The Old Town and Historical District are sure to be full of hungry tourists, while Eisenhower East is bustling with busy students. Whether you specialize in healthy vegan fare or late-night wings, when you sign up with CloudKitchens, our team works with you to choose the best location for your unique ghost kitchen. 

Can I choose my own staff?

All our ghost kitchens come staffed with industry professionals. That said, you are more than welcome to handpick certain staff depending on your kitchen’s particular needs. 

How profitable will my Alexandria,VA CloudKitchen be?

Due to our virtual concept model, the upfront and overhead costs of opening a ghost kitchen are significantly lower than a traditional restaurant. Individual profits depend on a variety of factors.

Will I have to manage orders from multiple platforms?

Nope! Our centralized online system allows you to manage all orders and delivery drivers from a single tablet, regardless of which apps the orders are placed on.

How do I run a successful ghost kitchen in Alexandria, VA?

Alexandria’s rich heritage, urban feel, and proximity to the nation’s capital make it a prime location for a food delivery business. Tap into the city’s historic roots, or bring a contemporary flavor to Potomac Yard. If you bring mouth-watering eats, a high-quality menu, and consistent service to Alexandria, you could very well find yourself flourishing.

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