Simple, smart, supportive — your Denver ghost kitchen

With a Denver ghost kitchen, your cooking business can soar to new heights and serve new markets.

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Why open ghost kitchens in Denver?

$27

Average basket size

The average basket size at our Denver ghost kitchen locations is $27, meaning more online revenue for your restaurant business.

3.4K

Deliveries per week

Tap into more online delivery demand at our Denver dark kitchen locations with an average of 3.4K deliveries per week.

35mins.

Average delivery time

Our Denver 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

3 ghost kitchen locations

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

Ghost kitchen

100+ total ghost kitchens

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

Ghost kitchen cooking space

~200 sq ft cooking spaces

Choose from a variety of kitchen spaces 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 Denver, you're able to easily drive more pickup and delivery business to your restaurant.


The Denver food scene

Spaghetti - ghost kitchen

As professional chefs and restaurant owners, food is your primary passion. CloudKitchens wants to keep it that way. Our delivery-only Denver ghost kitchens eliminate some of the barriers to starting a sit-down dining restaurant, from expensive overhead costs to startup capital. The result? You get to focus on your cooking for your new or existing restaurant while someone else takes care of traditional business for the kitchen space.

Starting a virtual restaurant is the newest trend in the restaurant industry, especially with the spike in demand for delivery orders. Unlike an out-of-the-ground traditional restaurant build, our Denver commercial kitchen spaces in the restaurant industry are prime for use-you could start serving customers in weeks. And with low starting investments, our virtual kitchen space and kitchen equipment options are affordable for businesses and restaurateurs of all sizes.

As the online ordering, takeout, and food delivery service market reaches new heights with each passing year, location is increasingly important for restaurant owners. CloudKitchens only picks strategically located spaces across Denver in high-traffic delivery areas, so you can reach hundreds or even thousands of new customers with your Denver ghost kitchen.

To mitigate the risk for restaurateurs, CloudKitchens eliminates as many financial pitfalls and surprises as possible with the idea of virtual dining concepts. Our ghost restaurants include basic maintenance, cleaning, kitchen equipment and utilities, and operational services, so you don't have to budget for these items independently. And with affordable monthly payments for a ghost kitchen Denver, it's hard to find a better deal.

To help your business thrive and grow, we provide each Denver ghost restaurant with our exclusive technology. On a single tablet, your team can easily manage orders and menus and monitor performance. And just like a Denver commercial kitchen, you can easily combine multiple food delivery businesses under one well-stocked roof.

You don't need crowded seating, expensive cleaners, or even front-of-house staff to share your delicious food as a restaurant owner. All you need is a professional kitchen and hungry customers nearby - that's what CloudKitchens provides. Step into the future with our Denver ghost restaurants, and your business will never look back.

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 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 are the requirements to set up a ghost kitchen space in Denver?

While getting any food business within the restaurant industry (including Denver ghost kitchens) up and running requires selecting a location and complying with local regulations, launching a restaurant with CloudKitchens makes the entire setup process as simple as possible. 

We take care of the logistical stressors—securing your space, dealing with paperwork, and building your onsite staff—so that you can start cooking up the commercial kitchen Denver customers craves. All you’ll need to begin the process is as little as $30k in startup capital, four core members of staff, and a few weeks to spare. 


Will CloudKitchens hire delivery drivers for me?

While we don’t employ drivers ourselves, we connect you to popular food delivery platforms and food delivery apps who do. You’ll receive delivery orders through these platforms, and they’ll send drivers to take care of the logistics.


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