Find your Philadelphia ghost kitchen

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

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Why open ghost kitchens in Philadelphia?

$27

Average basket size

The average basket size at our Philadelphia ghost kitchen locations is $27, meaning more online revenue for your restaurant business.

5.3K

Deliveries per week

Tap into more online delivery demand at our Philadelphia dark kitchen locations with an average of 5.3K deliveries per week.

35mins.

Average delivery time

Our Philadelphia 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 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

2 ghost kitchen locations

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

Ghost kitchen

55 total ghost kitchens

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

Ghost kitchen cooking space

~200 to 400 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 Philadelphia, you're able to easily drive more pickup and delivery business to your restaurant.


The Philadelphia food scene

Spaghetti - ghost kitchen

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 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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We’re here to help

What is a ghost kitchen?

Ghost kitchens, also known as dark kitchens or virtual kitchens, are commercial 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 is required to set up a Philadelphia ghost kitchen?

To get started with your ghost kitchen business, all you’ll need is about 4-6 weeks for set-up, as little as $30k to cover starting costs, and a few staff members to get the ball rolling. We’ll help handle all of the logistical tasks that come with opening up your space, so you can focus on the food. 


Will CloudKitchens limit me to one brand per space?

With a ghost kitchen, your only limit is your imagination. Thinking of branching out or trying something bold and new in the restaurant industry? You can use your space to serve up different brands. 


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