Find a restaurant model that serves you in Baltimore

When you trust CloudKitchens with your Baltimore ghost kitchen venture, you’ll cut down overhead costs, open for business in a matter of weeks, and spend your time the way you want—perfecting your food. 

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Why open ghost kitchens in Baltimore?

$25

Average basket size

The average basket size at our Baltimore ghost kitchen locations is $25, meaning more online revenue for your restaurant business.

900

Deliveries per week

Tap into more online delivery demand at our Baltimore dark kitchen locations with an average of 900 deliveries per week.

37mins.

Average delivery time

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

5

Delivery platforms available

Maximize your reach online with 5 delivery platforms to choose from.

HOW WE COMPARE

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 as little as 6 months with a 10% profit and $1M in annual sales.

* 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.

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
  • *Level of service dependent on facility


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/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 Baltimore facility is located in the heart of delivery demand, providing you with exclusive access to more online customers.

Ghost kitchen

15 total ghost kitchens

Our Baltimore facility is equipped with a variety of kitchen layouts to best fit your restaurant needs.

Ghost kitchen cooking space

~200 - 400 sq ft cooking spaces

Choose from a variety of kitchen spaces that best suit your needs, or open up multiple kitchens to test out new concepts.

Delivery

Delivery and pickup in high traffic areas

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


The Baltimore food scene

Ghost kitchens, commercial kitchens, & commissary kitchens in Baltimore

Known for its rich history and delicious crab cakes, Baltimore is a city that defies expectations. One of the oldest cities in the nation, it’s home to a food scene as storied and dynamic as its streets. Ready to make your mark in this Maryland gem's restaurant business? CloudKitchens can give you the tools you need to open for business fast and put down strong roots in Baltimore.

With a CloudKitchens ghost kitchen concept, you can embrace a delivery-only model designed to meet restaurateurs—and hungry customers—exactly where they are. Unlike traditional restaurants that require extensive FOH operations and subsequent costs, our ghost kitchens offer a streamlined, simple approach. We’ll help you avoid many of the stresses and expenses of the restaurant industry that come with opening up a brick and mortar and get you to the meat of your restaurant dream—providing you with a space, connections to popular delivery apps in Baltimore, and basic equipment. 

We use real-world data to place your business strategically, finding the neighborhoods that order the most food for delivery. Once you move in and get set up, you’ll receive orders on a tablet provided by CloudKitchens, using just one app for every order. The app will give you personalized feedback, allowing you to adjust your strategy as needed.

With as little as $30k, and in a matter of weeks (instead of the usual months or years), you can be open for business with a ghost kitchen model, serving customers the dishes you’ve dreamed of preparing. No chaotic front-of-house, no crushing overhead—just you, your staff members, and your happy customers. Talk about a recipe for success.

FAQ

Questions? 
We’re here to help

What is a ghost kitchen?

Ghost kitchens, also known as dark kitchens or virtual kitchens, are commercial kitchens built for food 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 can be profitable. Ghost kitchens allow restaurateurs to increase profitability by maintaining the essential elements of a restaurant while 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 food 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. You can easily expand your restaurant brand to different cities across the country such as Los Angeles or New York.


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.


What do I need to get started with my Baltimore ghost kitchen location?

When you partner with CloudKitchens, you’ll need as little as $30k to get set up, plus four staff members and about six weeks to spare. While you build your brand and get cooking with a ghost kitchen concept, we’ll focus on the nitty-gritty of logistics.


Can I use my ghost kitchen space for multiple brands?

Yes! One of the major benefits of running a San Antonio ghost kitchen is flexibility. You can use your CloudKitchens space to run more than one brand and operate multiple restaurants.


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