Reimagining Indianapolis restaurants with ghost kitchens

Bringing your restaurant business to new heights is fast and simple with a ghost kitchen in Indianapolis.

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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 just 6 months with a 10% profit on a $1M run rate.

KITCHEN TYPES

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ghost kitchen

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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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

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/flu cleaning
  • Pest control

Technology

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

Wokker

Marco J — Owner & chef

Oh my Gogi

Nathan C — Owner & chef

Craft Burger

Shannen T — Owner & chef


Indianapolis

It's easy to open a ghost kitchen in the heart of delivery demand. Indianapolis restaurant owners can get started in as little as four weeks and hit the ground running with fresh food and fast takeout delivery.

The restaurant industry is rapidly evolving, with delivery continuing to rise. As more hungry customers start searching for food online, restaurant owners can expand their reach with ghost kitchens located within delivery hotspots. That's why our Indianapolis ghost kitchens are carefully selected to help restaurant owners like yourself get your online menu in front of more customers.

If you’re looking to minimize costs and maximize revenue, an Indianapolis ghost kitchen is the perfect solution. You can easily get started with as few as 3 to 5 back of house staff members at a fraction of the cost. With CloudKitchens, you can have your cake and eat it too.

Our ghost kitchens in Indianapolis are tech-enabled with the tools you need for delivery success. You'll be able to reach more online customers than ever before, without the hefty overhead costs.

CloudKitchens makes delivery easy, so you can focus on what you do best: cooking great food. Your restaurant's next home is right around the corner. All you have to do is get started. Speak to one of our delivery experts today to learn more.


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 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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Delivery apps you use

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