Open a ghost kitchen in the Sunshine State

Open a ghost kitchen with CloudKitchens and serve up the delivery cuisine that Floridians are hungry for.  


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

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.

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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

The Florida food scene

Tacos - ghost kitchen

As anyone from the Sunshine State can tell you, Florida is a thriving melting pot of tastes and cultures. From Cuban sandwiches and stone crab claws to “Floribbean” fusion dishes and citrus-inspired desserts, Florida’s food scene is full of fantastic flavor.

When you work with CloudKitchens to open a ghost kitchen in Florida, you can contribute to an incredible culinary landscape without the risk a brick-and-mortar restaurant entails. With a minimum investment of $30k, and an accelerated construction and permitting process, you can start fulfilling orders—and delivering delicious flavors—in as little as four weeks.

CloudKitchens’ facilities are located in strategic, population-dense areas, so you’ll be able to serve the widest possible array of clientele. Whether you’re cooking up traditional seafood, frying gator bites, or slinging stir-fry, Florida’s pristine beaches, massive theme parks, and buzzing city centers are full of people who are hungry for your food.  

So, dish out pinks in Boca Raton, serve oysters on the Panhandle, or box up fresh fish tacos and deliver them to Tampa Bay afterparties, Tallahassee tailgates, and Orlando hotel rooms. No matter what you’re cooking, there’s someone hungry in Florida ready to chow down. 

When you work with CloudKitchens, you have the power of an experienced partner by your side. We’ll help you with all the permits, inspections, and equipment you need to run a successful delivery endeavor in Florida. Meanwhile, you can focus on your passions—creating incredible food, and feeding happy customers.

Florida ghost kitchens

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

Food service operations are regulated by three separate bodies in Florida: the Florida Department of Health, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, and the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Wherever you're located in Florida—Central Florida, South Florida, etc.—to set up your Florida ghost kitchen, you’ll need to secure the requisite permits, certifications, and inspections from these agencies.

CloudKitchens can help you check off all the boxes before you open up for business so you don’t have to search “commissary kitchen Florida rules.” We’ll handle the bulk of the red-tape requirements and keep you up to speed as everything progresses.

How much does it cost to start a ghost kitchen operation in Florida?

It can be fairly expensive to start a new food business. In fact, building a brand new commercial kitchen (Florida-based or otherwise) from the ground up can set you back hundreds of thousands of dollars. 

CloudKitchens found a better way. Our alternative to a traditional restaurant concept allows passionate cooks to get started in the restaurant industry for as little as 30k. With a modest upfront investment, you’ll have access to a permitted kitchen, complete with maintenance, cleaning, and order fulfillment. Start a ghost kitchen in Florida that residents can’t wait to try!

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