Redefine your Austin restaurant game with a ghost kitchen

Bring your restaurant to life in four weeks with an Austin ghost kitchen.

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Ghost kitchens versus traditional restaurants

200 ft2

Real estate

Pay only for the space you need, rather than for empty dining rooms and waiting areas.

~4

Staff required

We provide all your support staff, and there’s no need for front-of-house labor, so you can work with a smaller team.

~6

Weeks to launch

Our facilities are move-in ready and we can help you navigate the permitting process.

30 k

Investment

Avoid the $1 million+ startup cost on your own restaurant to start seeing profits faster.

6 months

Breakeven

With a ghost kitchen, you can break even in just 6 months with a 10% profit on a $1M run rate.

KITCHEN TYPES

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ghost kitchen

Kitchen features

Type 1 hood

Commercial grade

3 compartment sink

Commercial grade stainless steel

Prep sink

Commercial grade stainless steel

Hand sink

Commercial grade stainless steel

Freezer storage

Available within each kitchen

Cold storage

Shared expandable cold rack space

Dry storage

Shared expandable dry rack space

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.

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Space

  • Private kitchen
  • Driver pickup area
  • Staff locker area
  • Restrooms
  • Mop wash
  • Cold & freezer storage
  • Dry storage

Services

  • Order pickup & processing
  • Courier handoff
  • Cleaning & maintenance
  • Safety & health inspections
  • Delivery logistics
  • Extraction & ventilation
  • On-site support staff
  • Delivery software

Equipment

  • 3 compartment sink
  • Prep sink
  • Hand sink
  • Commercial hood
  • Tablet
  • Grease-trap/interceptor

Utilities

  • Gas points
  • Power outlets
  • High power lighting
  • Cold & hot water lines
  • Gas/fire safety system
  • WiFi
  • Trash / recycle
  • Ethernet connections
  • Grease/trap cleaning
  • Hood/flu cleaning
  • Pest control

Technology

Our software is made for restauranteurs, chefs, and culinary teams to grow their business and manage their orders.

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Our customers

Hearing is believing

Hear from the chefs and entrepreneurs growing their restaurant business with CloudKitchens ghost kitchens.

Coffee Q

Julio A — Owner & chef

Build a Pizza

Dolores A — Owner & chef

Wokker

Marco J — Owner & chef

Oh my Gogi

Nathan C — Owner & chef

Craft Burger

Shannen T — Owner & chef


Austin

Ghost kitchens make it easy to chase your restaurant dreams. By using a ghost kitchen, Austin restaurant owners can reduce costs, improve profit margin, and focus on what really matters: the food.

Getting started with CloudKitchens is easy. Rather than spending time and money searching for the perfect kitchen space in the restaurant industry, you'll get access to a spacious kitchen in as little as four weeks. With a commercial kitchen, Austin restaurant chain owners can skip the hunt for kitchen space, upfront costs, and start-up stress—and jump straight to making a profit by trying out their own ghost kitchen concept.

Plus, you can jumpstart your restaurant career in a convenient, central location such as the ghost kitchen in Austin. We offer spaces in some of Austin's hottest neighborhoods. CloudKitchens helps expand your customer base and maximize visibility as well as online ordering by placing you in prime delivery locations.

An Austin ghost kitchen will not only save you time in the restaurant industry but money, too. Rather than paying sky-high overhead costs, restaurant owners can dial back with limited staff and built-in cleaning and maintenance that come with our ghost kitchen concept.

The food delivery industry is booming right now, and CloudKitchens sets you up for success in this competitive market. With built-in tablets and all the popular delivery app options from ghost kitchens, you'll have no trouble reaching a new customer base when you partner with us.

Finding an Austin, TX ghost kitchen has never been easier. With locations right around the corner, all you have to do is sign up and start cooking!


FAQ

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What is a ghost kitchen?

Ghost kitchens, also known as dark kitchens or virtual kitchens, are commercial kitchens built for delivery. They’re located within the delivery radius of a high volume of online customers, rather than high foot traffic areas. With ghost kitchens there’s no physical storefront or dining area, so you only need a few back-of-house staff members to fulfill online orders.


How does a ghost kitchen work?

In a ghost kitchen, your restaurant is focused on delivery rather than dine-in. When eaters order your food online, you’ll prepare it from your ghost kitchen, and hand it off to a fulfillment team to get the order over to the right delivery driver. This gives restaurateurs a low cost, high efficiency model to get the most out of delivery.


Are ghost kitchens profitable?

Yes. Ghost kitchens allow restaurateurs to increase profitability by cutting costs on labor, overhead, and wasted food while reaching a higher volume of customers ordering online. Plus, you can run multiple virtual brands out of a single ghost kitchen to increase revenue without the extra overhead.


Why are ghost kitchens so popular?

Ghost kitchens are rising in popularity because they’re a lower cost alternative to operating a traditional restaurant. They’re also focused on delivery, which has grown 300% faster than dine-in since 2014. That means restaurateurs are using ghost kitchens to future-proof their business and accelerate growth.


How does a ghost kitchen help your restaurant grow?

Ghost kitchens help restaurateurs grow their business by doing delivery right. The way we dine has changed, and ghost kitchens allow restaurant operators to capture delivery demand without sacrificing their bottom line. They’re also a great way to expand to new markets without spending time and money on a traditional restaurant buildout.


How much do ghost kitchens cost?

The cost of ghost kitchens varies by market, space, and services. Compared to a traditional restaurant, they’re a much lower cost alternative on both upfront capital and ongoing operating costs. You can get started in a ghost kitchen with as little as $30K, instead of $1M+ for brick and mortar buildout.


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First name
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# of restaurant locations
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Delivery apps you use

Daily delivery order volume

When are you looking to get started?

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We’ll be in touch shortly and can’t wait to learn more about you.