Light the fire under your delivery business with our Phoenix and Tempe ghost kitchens

With lower costs and more access to customers, ghost restaurants are the modern answer for Phoenix food entrepreneurs. 

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Why open ghost kitchens in Phoenix and Tempe?

$28

Average basket size

The average basket size at our Phoenix/Tempe ghost kitchen locations is $28, meaning more online revenue for your restaurant business.

2K

Deliveries per week

Tap into more online delivery demand at our Phoenix/Tempe dark kitchen locations with an average of 2k deliveries per week.

38mins.

Average delivery time

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

5

Delivery platforms available

Maximize your reach online with 5 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 Phoenix/Tempe facilities are located in the heart of delivery demand, providing you with exclusive access to more online customers.

Ghost kitchen

65 total ghost kitchens

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

Ghost kitchen cooking space

~195 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 Phoenix/Tempe, you're able to easily drive more pickup and delivery business to your restaurant.


The Phoenix food scene

Spaghetti - ghost kitchen

For Phoenix and Tempe cooks, CloudKitchens has everything you need to whip up a winning food delivery business. Our delivery-only kitchens clear away the high costs and ongoing obstacles of sit-down restaurants, letting you serve more delicious meals to more customers with virtual dining concepts. It’s a win-win for hungry eaters and modern cooks in the Phoenix area. 

Compared to a brick-and-mortar restaurant, a Phoenix ghost kitchen is quicker, easier, and more affordable to open. Our efficient virtual kitchen buildout can transform your business from a dream to reality in weeks. The low startup capital required for virtual dining concepts also removes common financial barriers.

While sit-down restaurants can feed a room, takeout and delivery-only kitchens can feed an entire city. Each Phoenix ghost kitchen space is optimally located for high-volume customer reach, earning you more potential orders for your virtual restaurant. Our ghost kitchen space options also accommodate multi-franchise businesses—from just one location, you can operate two menus (or three, or even four). It’s the ultimate two-for-one special.

CloudKitchens eliminates the high costs typically associated with the restaurant business, funneling inclusive payments toward maintenance and operational services. For a private commissary kitchen, Phoenix chefs will have a hard time finding a better deal on central kitchen space or the included services.

Each kitchen comes equipped with our propriety software. From a single platform, you can easily manage orders and monitor vital data on your kitchen’s performance. The smarter your technology, the smarter your business.

Say goodbye to that run-down food truck or cramped commissary kitchen. Phoenix cooks and entrepreneurs like yourself deserve the ease, convenience, and affordability of CloudKitchens. Start or expand your business from one of our prime locations, and watch the orders roll in.

FAQ

Questions? 
We’re here to help

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 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 are the requirements to set up a ghost kitchen in Phoenix?

With as little as $30k in startup capital, four core staff members, and a short stretch of time (closer to 6 weeks than 6 months), you’ll be able to get your operation into gear. We’ll set you up with the perfect commissary kitchen space and logistical support so that you can focus more on your menu, and less on maintenance.


Does CloudKitchens provide delivery drivers to take out orders?

We don’t employ our own online ordering drivers. Instead, we’ll facilitate the smoothest, simplest delivery through third-party delivery apps and platforms that come with their own fleets of experienced drivers.


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