Build your virtual brand at a low cost in sunny Fort Lauderdale

When you launch a virtual restaurant with CloudKitchens, the quick startup process, low overhead costs, and inclusive utilities will have you satisfying hungry Fort Lauderdale customers in no time. 


Why open ghost kitchens in Fort Lauderdale?

Average basket size

The average basket size at our Fort Lauderdale ghost kitchen locations is $32, meaning more online revenue for your restaurant business.

Deliveries per week

Tap into more online delivery demand at our Fort Lauderdale dark kitchen locations with an average of 56K deliveries per week.

Average delivery time

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

Delivery platforms available

Maximize your reach online with 7 delivery platforms to choose from.

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

* 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.


  • 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

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

Ghost kitchen

29 total ghost kitchens

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

Ghost kitchen cooking space

~150 to 250 sq ft cooking spaces

Choose from a variety of kitchen spaces or open up multiple kitchens to test out new concepts.


Delivery and pickup in high traffic areas

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

The Fort Lauderdale food scene

Tacos - ghost kitchen

Fort Lauderdale, aka the “Venice of America,” is a scenic coastal city known for its beaches and canals, as well as its booming tourism industry with a promising market for a virtual restaurant. If you’re thinking about breaking into the food scene, a Fort Lauderdale ghost kitchen is the perfect place to start. Your commercial kitchen can be up and running in a matter of weeks with as low as $30k in upfront costs. 

Not only does CloudKitchens provide restaurant operators with equipped kitchens and experienced staff, but we also promise reliable delivery and logistics support as you develop your business. As a virtual-only restaurant, your ready-to-cook ghost kitchen also comes with all the tech capabilities you’ll need to fulfill online orders and connect with delivery drivers.  

Fort Lauderdale is home to many neighborhoods with high delivery demand, from university campuses to the touristy isles. Food delivery apps are becoming more popular every day, and we make sure to choose locations with high app traffic so you can reach as many customers as possible. 

Book a virtual tour on our website and discover the benefits of a Fort Lauderdale commercial kitchen.


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What are the requirements to set up a ghost kitchen in Fort Lauderdale?

In Florida, all ghost kitchens must pass a health inspection and receive licensing from the state’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation. To streamline operations, CloudKitchens takes care of all these safety inspections and logistical hurdles on your behalf.

Does CloudKitchens provide delivery drivers among their support staff?

Our ghost kitchens rely on delivery drivers from individual apps such as Uber Eats, GrubHub, and DoorDash. CloudKitchens connects your restaurant to these delivery platforms via our integrated virtual system.

Which Fort Lauderdale neighborhood is best for a ghost kitchen?

The right Fort Lauderdale location for you depends on your target customers. Late-night wings and chicken tenders? You’ll probably find the most success near a college campus full of hungry students. Salads and açai bowls? You might consider setting up shop closer to the waterfront, where surfers and sunbathers crave healthy eats. 

If you’re not sure, that’s okay, too. When you sign up, the CloudKitchens team helps you choose the best location for your restaurant’s audience and menu.

Can I choose my own staff?

All ghost kitchens come fully staffed, so you don’t have to worry about hiring. We also provide experienced tech, logistics, and maintenance support. That said, you’re always welcome to handpick kitchen staff based on your restaurant’s particular needs. 

How profitable will my Fort Lauderdale CloudKitchen be?

Every kitchen is different, and your profitability will depend on a number of factors. However, by minimizing upfront costs and eliminating front-of-house expenses, your ghost kitchen is primed to turn a profit much quicker than a traditional restaurant would. For instance, if you earn a 10% profit on $1M, you can break even in as little as six months.

Will I have to manage orders from multiple platforms?

Thanks to our all-in-one virtual platform, restaurateurs can manage orders, delivery drivers, and more from a single tablet. 

How do I run a successful ghost kitchen in Fort Lauderdale?

A successful virtual kitchen in Fort Lauderdale caters to both locals and visitors alike. Consider how you can capitalize on these large markets, including tourists, who have a high turnover rate and are constantly craving something new, and students, who desire budget-friendly eats. Try building a social media presence to broaden your reach and cement your virtual brand. 

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