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Navigate the food delivery service market with a simple and profitable ghost kitchen in Philadelphia.

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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


Philadelphia

As a restaurant owner managing a kitchen space, you likely face a variety of obstacles-high rents, slow growth, limited customer reach. The answer to those restaurant industry challenges? Ghost kitchens. Versatile and efficient, our Philadelphia ghost kitchen system makes opening (and growing) your restaurant business so much easier.

A brick-and-mortar traditional restaurant with kitchen space and indoor dining typically takes a year to launch in the restaurant industry. CloudKitchens can get your virtual brand up and running with all major food delivery apps (Doordash, Postmates, Uber Eats, etc.) and can take as little as four weeks to get started. It's the low risk, low capital way to get your ghost kitchen in Philadelphia (or virtual brand) up and running. Low startup capital and affordable, all-inclusive payments can shave thousands off your investment when you choose to work with a ghost restaurant. With delivery-only kitchens, you can spend less on your virtual restaurant while reaching more hungry-turned-happy customers.

And by losing tables, you gain diners (and profits). To maximize delivery orders from your virtual restaurant, we choose prime locations for each Philadelphia ghost kitchen-where residents are eager for more delivery order service options. This model is highly popular with food trucks who need additional capacity, especially with delivery orders. With CloudKitchens, you can easily serve more eaters than any restaurant could fit.

Go ahead and scratch cleaning, security, maintenance, and front-of-house staff off your budget spreadsheet, and that's just the beginning for your Philadelphia ghost kitchen. CloudKitchens takes care of the many overhead and maintenance services that can weigh your restaurant business down. Instead, restaurant owners get to focus on the part that matters most — your food

With our one-stop, fully integrated technology, delivering food for restaurant owners to their customers just became increasingly simple. CloudKitchens equips each ghost restaurant facility with access to our all-encompassing tablet. Accept, complete, and analyze all orders from your Philadelphia ghost kitchen through a single system, backed by our food delivery pros.


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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First name
Last name
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Email
Primary region of interest
Company
# of restaurant locations
Book a tour

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Delivery apps you use

Daily delivery order volume

When are you looking to get started?

Were you referred by a friend?

Referral first and last name
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Thanks for your interest!

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