Maximize your restaurant's reach with a Providence ghost kitchen

With low startup costs, our Providence commercial kitchens are designed to help your delivery-only restaurant thrive.

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Why open ghost kitchens in Providence

$32

Average basket size

The average basket size at our Providence ghost kitchen locations is $32, meaning more online revenue for your restaurant business.

61K

Deliveries per week

Tap into more online delivery demand at our Providence dark kitchen locations with an average of 61K deliveries per week.

38mins.

Average delivery time

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

7

Delivery platforms available

Maximize your reach online with 7 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 Providence facilities are located in the heart of delivery demand, providing you with exclusive access to more online customers.

Ghost kitchen

38 total ghost kitchens

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

Ghost kitchen cooking space

~150 to 250 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 student delivery demand in Providence, you're able to easily drive more pickup and delivery business to your restaurant.


The Providence food scene

Tacos - ghost kitchen

Rhode Island may be the country’s smallest state, but Providence is home to an extensive potential market for restaurant operators. Ready to take a bite out of the Providence food scene? Enter CloudKitchens, a quick, affordable way to launch a commercial kitchen and fulfill online orders. 

We follow a dark kitchen model, meaning your virtual restaurant eliminates many of the common costs and risks associated with a brick-and-mortar eatery—no dining room, fewer employees, inclusive utilities. With the money saved on startup and overhead, you can expect profits to roll in much quicker than usual. We also provide delivery and logistics support to keep your ghost kitchen running smoothly. 

Just an hour from Boston, Providence is home to thousands of students, commuters, and families. As the digital age makes online ordering more popular, you’ll want to ensure that your restaurant business can keep up. A delivery kitchen is the best way to build a virtual brand while reaching as many customers as possible. 

Our Providence ghost kitchens are ready and waiting for restauranteurs. Book a tour on our website to get started.

FAQ

Questions? 
We’re here to help

What are the requirements to set up a ghost kitchen in Providence, RI?

Ghost kitchens must be take-out or delivery only, without any in-house dining facilities. All commercial kitchens in Providence must pass inspection and obtain a food service license from the Rhode Island Department of Health. Luckily, CloudKitchens takes care of all permits and licensing, so you can focus on the food you love.


Does CloudKitchens provide delivery drivers among their support staff?

Ghost kitchens will be featured on third-party delivery apps such as Uber Eats or GrubHub, and each platform has its own delivery drivers ready to fulfill orders. Our integrated virtual platform makes it easy to track and prepare orders all in one place. 


Which Providence, RI neighborhood is best for a ghost kitchen?

All our Providence ghost kitchens are centrally and strategically located in neighborhoods with high delivery app traffic, so it depends on your business plan. Make sure to consider your target clientele. For instance, fusion pop-ups and late-night bites would likely fare well in College Hill, full of Brown and RISD students. 

Don’t stress if you’re not sure where to land. When you sign up with CloudKitchens, we work together to choose the best location for your virtual restaurant.


Can I choose my own staff?

All our ghost kitchens are staffed with experienced teams that can help you set up seamlessly. That said, it’s also okay to hire staff members based on your kitchen’s particular needs. We’ll make sure you have a team that can handle your operation with ease.


How profitable will my Providence, RI CloudKitchen be?

With upfront costs as low as $30k, your ghost kitchen has the potential to turn a profit much quicker than a traditional brick-and-mortar restaurant. That being said, it really depends on each unique business. If you earn a 10% profit on a $1M run rate, you can expect to break even within six months of opening. 


Will I have to manage orders from multiple platforms?

Nope! Our all-in-one virtual system allows you to manage orders, deliveries, and more from a single provided tablet. 


How do I run a successful ghost kitchen in Providence, RI?

As Rhode Island’s capital and largest city, Providence is full of opportunities to grow your food delivery business. A successful kitchen takes into account the diverse mix of locals and tourists to fill a niche that hungry customers will love. As you start your journey, consider partnering with university students as brand ambassadors or building a strong social media presence to generate interest online.


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