Set up shop in your New Jersey ghost kitchen

Bring your restaurant brand’s cooking to new tables across the state with our central New Jersey ghost kitchens. 

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Why open ghost kitchens in New Jersey?

$29

Average basket size

The average basket size at our New Jersey ghost kitchen locations is $29, meaning more online revenue for your restaurant business.

1.5K

Deliveries per week

Tap into more online delivery demand at our New Jersey dark kitchen locations with an average of 1.5K deliveries per week.

37mins.

Average delivery time

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

6

Delivery platforms available

Maximize your reach online with 6 delivery platforms to choose from.

HOW WE COMPARE

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 as little as 6 months with a 10% profit and $1M in annual sales.

* 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.

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
  • *Level of service dependent on facility


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/flue cleaning
  • Pest control


Are ghost kitchens worth the investment?

The rise of the 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 New Jersey facility is located in the heart of delivery demand, providing you with exclusive access to more online customers.

Ghost kitchen

24 total ghost kitchens

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

Ghost kitchen cooking space

~200 sq ft cooking spaces

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

Delivery

Delivery and pickup in high traffic areas

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


The New Jersey food scene

Spaghetti - ghost kitchen

New Jersey is a culinary capital. One way to optimize your restaurant brand’s operation is with a versatile, modern, and affordable NJ ghost kitchen. CloudKitchens bundles licensing and operational costs into one affordable payment, freeing you to cook your best meals in a virtual kitchen space. Skip the brick-and-mortar stress for delivery-only success.

With CloudKitchens, your dream of launching a food delivery business can become a reality in the very near future. Our easy, affordable buildout model means you can launch your business in a matter of weeks, not months—no construction or multi-million dollar investments necessary for indoor dining spaces. 

Given today’s culture of convenience, takeout and food delivery aren’t just an option—they’re necessary. Customers are flocking to food delivery apps, such as Uber Eats or GrubHub, and CloudKitchens can help you grab their attention (and satisfy their hunger). For our ghost kitchens in NJ, we choose premium, central locations with maximum reach. Your menu items can land on more tables than any restaurant could hold.

Our private ghost kitchens include vital services like utilities, maintenance, and order fulfillment support while eliminating unnecessary front-of-house and other overhead expenses. And with affordable, inclusive payments, you’ll be pressed to find a more budget-friendly New Jersey commissary kitchen.

Our proprietary ghost kitchen technology doesn’t just handle online orders—it streamlines and revolutionizes them. On a single platform, you can manage orders across all major delivery apps, edit your menu, and browse personalized data reports about your performance. The more you know, the more you can finetune your business for success.

Convenient, affordable, and simple, New Jersey ghost kitchens aren’t too good to be true. Our ghost kitchens can help you realize your culinary dreams with affordable pricing and convenient turn-key solutions. Learn more about New Jersey ghost kitchens in your area, and watch your business soar to the sky.

FAQ

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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 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 will be the requirements to set up a ghost kitchen in New Jersey?

With support from CloudKitchens, starting your restaurant business in New Jersey doesn’t have to be a hassle. To get started with a ghost kitchen concept, you’ll need as little as $30k to cover starting costs, and only just a few back-of-house staff members.


Why is a ghost kitchen better than a traditional restaurant?

Better is in the eye of the beholder—but we think significantly lower overhead, much quicker set-up, and high profit potential is pretty cool.


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