Serve up delicious delivery cuisine in the Land of 10,000 Lakes

Start a delivery-only kitchen in Minnesota with CloudKitchens—and make waves in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. 


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.

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.

Minnesota ghost kitchens

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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 Minnesota food scene

Tacos - ghost kitchen

Minnesota is more than stunning natural scenery and starry night skies (though those things are pretty great, too). Metropolitan centers like Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, and St. Cloud are home to millions of hungry Minnesotans. Whether you’re feeding University students on the campus of Carleton College, catering to tourists who have worked up an appetite canoeing on the lakes, or delivering dinner to the many hardworking folks who call Minnesota home, CloudKitchens is happy to help make it all possible. 

Minnesota’s cuisine is a rich tapestry. You can find all kinds of delicious food in the North Star State—indigenous dishes made with local wild rice and root vegetables, breaded freshwater walleye (the state fish), tater tot hotdish, and Scandinavian lefse are just a few of the options. Whether you’re following in the footsteps of those who came before you or bringing a completely new taste to the table, Minnesotans are eager to eat what you’re dishing up.  

Join the thriving East Asian scene in St. Paul’s Hmongtown, sling out juicy Lucy burgers, or serve up Swedish meatballs in style. CloudKitchens in Minnesota allows you to create incredible cuisine without worrying about maintaining a dining room, payrolling waitstaff, or spending a fortune on brick-and-mortar expenses - all through your own ghost kitchen.

With a starting investment of just 30k and in as little as four weeks, you can break into the restaurant industry, open your virtual restaurant, and start delivering delicious food to eager customers across the state. There’s no reason to wait. Schedule a tour of a CloudKitchens facility in Minnesota today and discover how your food business can be the best in the Midwest.


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

If you’re setting up a Minnesota ghost kitchen concept from the ground up, you’ll need to submit detailed plans, inspections, and licensing to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

But when you work with CloudKitchens, you don’t have to worry about the red tape. We’ll set you up with an established commercial kitchen space so that you can have absolute confidence in the construction, safety, and proper permitting of your ghost, or virtual kitchen. Minnesota’s delivery market is ready now. Don’t waste time handling everything yourself—let CloudKitchens handle the bureaucracy and open a ghost kitchen in Minnesota that residents will love in as little as six weeks.

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

To open a ghost kitchen that Minnesota residents will love, it doesn’t have to cost millions in start-up fees. Set up your ghost kitchen with CloudKitchens for as little as $30k upfront and start seeing returns on your restaurant dream—fast. 

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