Feed the East Bay from your Hayward ghost kitchen

Our ready-to-cook ghost kitchens come with staff, equipment, and logistical support, so you can have your Hayward food delivery service up and running in as little as six weeks. 


Why open ghost kitchens in Hayward?

Average basket size

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

Deliveries per week

Tap into more online delivery demand at our Hayward dark kitchen locations with an average of 59K deliveries per week.

Average delivery time

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

Ghost kitchen

25 total ghost kitchens

Our Hayward 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 Hayward, you're able to easily drive more pickup and delivery business to your restaurant.

The Hayward food scene

Tacos - ghost kitchen

It’s no surprise why Hayward, CA is called the “Heart of the Bay.” With its close proximity to San Francisco, community spirit, and love for nature, it makes for a vibrant hub in the East Bay. This populous city is full of hungry customers who turn to virtual brands like yours for food delivery service. Thanks to CloudKitchens, you can open your Hayward ghost kitchen in no time, for a fraction of the startup costs of traditional brick-and-mortar eateries.

We take care of all the basics so you can focus on what you’re best at: making menus and meals you love. Our delivery kitchens are designed for online ordering, with experienced staff, cooking equipment, and integrated tech at your fingertips. Simply fulfill orders, hand them off to delivery drivers, and watch the profits roll in. Forget about daunting overhead investments and front-of-house expenses; with a virtual kitchen, you can launch your restaurant business with as little as $30k.

Hayward, CA is home to thousands of residents, students, and tourists who increasingly prioritize convenience when they’re looking for a bite to eat. We strategically choose kitchen locations in high-demand areas, so you can easily market to students at Cal State or locals in Fairview based on your menu. 

We’re committed to low-cost commercial kitchens for the digital age. With a virtual restaurant, you can reach more customers than you ever thought possible, allowing your restaurant to break even in as little as six months.


We’re here to help

What are the requirements to set up a ghost kitchen in Hayward, CA?

All CloudKitchens adhere to a virtual concept, with delivery-only orders and no in-house dining. In California, all ghost kitchens must receive various licenses and permits after passing local safety inspections. Thankfully, we take care of all the logistical requirements, so you have fewer hoops to jump through.

Does CloudKitchens provide the delivery drivers among their support staff?

We use third-party delivery apps to fulfill orders, and each app has its own fleet of drivers. We provide all ghost kitchens with an integrated online platform so you can track and fulfill orders from one centralized tablet.

Which Hayward, CA neighborhood is best for a ghost kitchen?

Hayward has lots of different neighborhoods with high demand for food delivery. Mission/Foothills and Highland are ideal spots for students ordering late-night eats, while the residential waterfront is a great option for trendy fusion and creative concepts. No matter your niche, we help all businesses find the best location based on their menu items and target customers.

Can I choose my own staff?

All CloudKitchens locations come with knowledgeable staff experienced in the food service industry. We make sure you have the right team to keep operations running smoothly. That said, you’re welcome to choose particular staff based on your kitchen’s unique needs.

How profitable will my Hayward, CA CloudKitchen be?

Your ghost kitchen’s individual profit will depend on a number of factors like population, local demand, brand reputation, and order volume. However, we’ve found that new restaurants running a 10% profit on $1M annual sales can break even in as few as six months. 

Will I have to manage orders from multiple platforms?

Not at all! Our integrated online system allows you to fulfill orders from various different apps from a single tablet. 

How do I run a successful ghost kitchen in Hayward, CA?

A diverse and scenic hub, Hayward is the third largest city in Alameda County. Given the foodie scene in the Bay, try to bring a creative and contemporary spin to your menu. If you’re launching a brand new concept, consider partnering with ambassadors from a local university to boost popularity while you get your operation off the ground.

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