Ghost kitchens for Columbus chefs

Take your slice of the food delivery market with a Columbus ghost kitchen.

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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.


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.


Weeks to launch

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

30 k


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

6 months


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


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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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  • 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


  • 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/flu cleaning
  • Pest control


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


Marco J — Owner & chef

Oh my Gogi

Nathan C — Owner & chef

Craft Burger

Shannen T — Owner & chef


Cooking takes passion, creativity, and intuition. But selling and catering your cooking requires a little more business savvy. In today's food delivery-focused market, there's no smarter decision for restaurateurs than a low-commitment, high-reward Columbus ghost kitchen

Sit-down restaurants come with countless responsibilities, from property taxes to customer disputes. Delivery-only ghost kitchens free you to focus on your cooking. With less money and time spent on a kitchen space, you’ll be able to serve more delicious meals to central Ohio.

And you shouldn’t have to wait long to do it, either. Launching your ghost restaurant can take as little as four weeks, instead of the months or even years typical of brick-and-mortar establishments. With maximum efficiency, minimal buildout time, and low starting capital needs, ghost kitchens are available to food businesses of all sizes.

Just like cooking in a commissary kitchen or food truck, location means everything for ghost kitchens. We’ve strategically placed our commercial kitchen spaces around Columbus in delivery-centric neighborhoods to bring in more consumers. With more dining room tables within reach, you can deliver more meals and earn more revenue for your restaurant brand.

One way to maximize your revenue stream is to reduce overhead costs for your kitchen space. With CloudKitchens, your payments include basic maintenance, utilities, and support services like order fulfillment, so you don’t have to worry about all the extras. Payment is simple, so you can focus all of your attention on your food.

As the delivery marketplace proliferates, you don’t have to worry about juggling ten or more different apps. Our proprietary technology funnels all orders into a single interface, letting you track, manage, and fulfill each order with ease. Better yet, you can access customized reports on your kitchen’s performance and profits.

With CloudKitchens, starting your food business doesn't have to be so hard. Our ghost kitchens are designed for your success, with affordable payments, easy setup, and a far-reaching local customer base. Learn more about our Columbus locations today—we guarantee you’ll want a taste.


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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
Last name
Primary region of interest
# of restaurant locations
Book a tour

Thanks! Just a few more questions.

Delivery apps you use

Daily delivery order volume

When are you looking to get started?

Were you referred by a friend?

Referral first and last name

Thanks for your interest!

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