Get cooking in the city of Plano

Whether you’re an established restauranteur or a passionate entrepreneur, starting a ghost kitchen in partnership with CloudKitchens just makes sense. Lower overhead, strong demand for delivery, and pre-existing facilities all add up to incredible potential.

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Why open ghost kitchens in Plano?

$25

Average basket size

The average basket size at our Plano ghost kitchen locations is $25, meaning more online revenue for your restaurant business.

126K

Deliveries per week

Tap into more online delivery demand at our Plano dark kitchen locations with an average of 126K deliveries per week.

37mins.

Average delivery time

Our Plano 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

1 ghost kitchen location

Our Plano facility is located in the heart of delivery demand, providing you with exclusive access to more online customers.

Ghost kitchen

16 total ghost kitchens

Our Plano facility is 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 that best suit your needs, 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 Plano, you're able to easily drive more pickup and delivery business to your restaurant.


The Plano food scene

Ghost kitchens, commercial kitchens, & commissary kitchens in Plano

Plano has been voted one of the top places to live in the US more than once, and it’s obvious why. With a strong contingent of corporate headquarters, highly ranked schools, and plenty of parks and attractions, the people of Plano enjoy a lavish standard of living. Cater to the corporate climbers, hungry students, and leisure seekers—the demand for delicious delivery in Plano awaits. 

Why go for a ghost kitchen? Plano is a fantastic place to start a restaurant, but brick-and-mortar dining rooms come along with restrictive costs and requirements. When you work with CloudKitchens, you don’t have to worry about complicated and expensive building and permitting. In fact, you could open your delivery kitchen operation in as little as four weeks.

Find the freedom to focus on the food you’re passionate about in your Plano commercial kitchen. CloudKitchens will take care of order fulfillment and facilities management, while you and your small staff create culinary delights without distraction. Forget about front-of-house headaches and enjoy your time in the kitchen again—the team at CloudKitchens is ready to help you make it happen.

Gain valuable insight into your customer base, and manage orders to every corner of Plano from one, powerful platform. With your CloudKitchens tablet, you’ll be able to strategize, communicate, and manage your kitchen with speed and skill. You can even run multiple brands out of the same dedicated space, reaching new niches and offering tantalizing new options without increasing your overhead. 

There’s no reason to wait. Schedule a tour of one of our Plano facilities today, and start cooking in just a few weeks.

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

The number one prerequisite to opening a food establishment is finding and securing the appropriate commercial kitchen. Plano, like any American city, has numerous bureaucratic hoops to jump through for any major construction project. Building a restaurant with a dining room or even a new dark kitchen can quickly become an expensive endeavor. When you work with CloudKitchens, you take a valuable shortcut past the red-tape of building codes, permitting, and facilities inspection, saving money on your investment along the way.

The rest of the requirements (such as adherence to food safety guidelines according to the City of Plano Health Department, and business entity registration and licensing) are far less time consuming and frustrating.


Can I use my ghost kitchen space for multiple brands?

Yes! One of the major benefits of running a San Antonio ghost kitchen is flexibility. You can use your CloudKitchens space to run more than one brand and operate multiple restaurants.


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