Launch a New York City ghost kitchen in four weeks

Supercharge your restaurant’s earning potential when you open a ghost kitchen in NYC.

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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


NYC

We’re reimagining the restaurant industry so you can redefine success. Find a nearby NYC ghost kitchen space and discover how we’re serving up all of the benefits of a new location without any of the traditional restaurant challenges or risks. When you get into the delivery game, you can explore the benefits of a virtual kitchen for yourself.

The city that never sleeps doesn’t have time to waste. Rather than 52 weeks of high-cost, high-stress work to open a brick-and-mortar location, you can open a New York ghost kitchen facility in weeks not months.

Our NYC ghost kitchens are conveniently located in the city's hottest neighborhoods. These are prime locations where takeout and food delivery service is the focus. Launch your own NYC ghost kitchen to reach hungry neighbors and turn them into loyal customers.

Opening a traditional restaurant is a high-risk endeavor for restaurateurs. Even if you attain capital as a restaurant owner, you might wait five years to break even if you ever get there. CloudKitchens helps cut costs so you can turn a profit out of New York City's food delivery orders in just six months. Without burdensome front-of-house, overhead, maintenance, or cleaning costs, you can maximize your profit potential with a ghost kitchen model.

Our proprietary technology is waiting for you at each of our ghost kitchens in NYC. Innovate your operations with our built-in tech. With the help of our fully synced tablets and all-in-one apps, you can seamlessly integrate your enterprise with delivery app services, online ordering and tracking, and overview reports.

It’s time to join the NYC ghost restaurant revolution. Minimize your costs, pay only for the kitchen space you need, and maximize your profits for your virtual brand or resutarant when you step into the future with CloudKitchens. There’s a New York dark kitchen waiting for you in each of the city’s best neighborhoods.


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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# of restaurant locations
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Delivery apps you use

Daily delivery order volume

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