Explore the benefits of ghost kitchens in Los Angeles

Learn how a Los Angeles ghost kitchen can supercharge your growth and earning potential.


Why open ghost kitchens in Los Angeles?

Average basket size

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

Deliveries per week

Tap into more online delivery demand at our Los Angeles dark kitchen locations with an average of 400K deliveries per week.

Average delivery time

Our Los Angeles 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.

Weekday orders

This area has more incoming delivery orders during the week vs. on the weekend

New restaurants per year

Unlock your delivery potential in a competitive market

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.

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Ghost kitchen facility

5 ghost kitchen locations

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

Ghost kitchen

187 total ghost kitchens

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

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The future of the restaurant industry is calling. Will you answer? CloudKitchens is redefining what it means to succeed in the food services sector. Los Angeles ghost kitchens can help you streamline your operations and cut costs.

Between location scouting for indoor dining, real estate costs, and renovations, opening a new location the traditional way can take up to a year—or more for restaurant owners. A Los Angeles ghost kitchen is ready to open in just four weeks. How? CloudKitchens has revolutionized the process from start to finish to trim the red tape and get you up and running.

Once you’ve launched, you’ll have instant access to an entirely new base of customers with an appetite for whatever you’re cooking up. We place each LA ghost kitchen in prime locations where food delivery service is booming and customers are ready to eat.

CloudKitchens is a ghost kitchen company that helps cut costs. Without the burden of front-of-house labor and overhead costs, you can focus on growth while we take care of cleaning, maintenance, and capital.

Your new Los Angeles commissary kitchen space will come stocked with our integrated technology to bring your operations into the 21st century. Track orders and streamline the delivery process with built-in tablets that are already set up with everyone’s favorite food delivery app.

Ghost kitchens in Los Angeles are here to change the game for restaurant owners. Join the restaurant revolution and reimagine your growth potential. We take on the risk of opening a new traditional restaurant so you can focus on cooking. There’s already a CloudKitchens location waiting for you just down the street.

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What is a ghost kitchen?

Ghost kitchens, also known as dark kitchens or virtual kitchens, are commissary 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 in Los Angeles?

Setting up Los Angeles ghost kitchens requires permits, inspections, and state-specific certifications. It also requires the right equipment—industry-standard sinks, professional-quality hoods, and other essential appliances. 

With well-planned ghost kitchens in Los Angeles, you can reach new service locations and customers, thanks to the convenience of food delivery and takeout. But to build a ghost kitchen or commissary kitchen Los Angeles will love, you’ll want the support of Los Angeles CloudKitchens. We set your LA ghost kitchen up for success by cutting down red tape, streamlining setup, planning popular locations, and providing skilled support staff eager to help you see your dream through.

How much does it cost to start a ghost kitchen in Los Angeles?

Ghost kitchens in Los Angeles vary in start-up costs depending on availability, demand, and other market factors. That being said, you can develop the ghost kitchen Los Angeles needs with as little as $30k upfront. Opt for our affordable Los Angeles commissary kitchen model and save big on start-up fees.

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