Excel through delivery with a Salt Lake City ghost kitchen

Grow your restaurant business online with ghost kitchens in Salt Lake City.


Why open ghost kitchens in Salt Lake City?

Average basket size

The average basket size at our Salt Lake City ghost kitchen locations is $24, meaning more online revenue for your restaurant business.

Deliveries per week

Tap into more online delivery demand at our Salt Lake City dark kitchen locations with an average of 1.1K deliveries per week.

Average delivery time

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

Delivery platforms available

Maximize your reach online with 5 delivery platforms to choose from.

Ghost kitchens versus traditional restaurants

Real estate

Brick & mortar


High cost, high traffic address

Ghost Kitchens


Same area, low cost low traffic address

Staff required (~)

Brick & mortar


Many dedicated to front-of-house

Ghost Kitchens


We provide staff to handle all order handoffs and more

Weeks to launch 1 location

Brick & mortar


10 locations 5-10 years

Ghost Kitchens


Multiple locations 1 year

Upfront investment

Brick & mortar


High investment

Ghost Kitchens


Low investment

Break even

Brick & mortar


10% profit on 1M run rate

Ghost Kitchens


10% profit on 1M run rate

* 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.


  • Private kitchen
  • Driver pickup area
  • Staff locker area
  • Restrooms
  • Mop wash
  • Cold & freezer storage
  • Dry storage


  • 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


  • 3 compartment sink
  • Prep sink
  • Hand sink
  • Commercial hood
  • Tablet
  • Grease-trap/interceptor


  • 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.

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Ghost kitchen facility

1 ghost kitchen location

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

Ghost kitchen

15 total ghost kitchens

Our Salt Lake City facilities are 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 and pickup in high traffic areas

With prime locations near high concentrations of delivery demand in Salt Lake City, you're able to easily drive more pickup and delivery business to your restaurant.

The Salt Lake City food scene

Spaghetti - ghost kitchen

Start cutting down on labor costs and overhead with ghost kitchens in Salt Lake City. Start breaking into our newest market with your delicious food and watch your restaurant business grow. We have the secret ingredient for delivery success. We'll help you put together all the pieces of the operations puzzle, so you can accelerate profitability.

With our commercial kitchens in Salt Lake City, you'll be able to deliver more orders faster, with our support. Our onsite fulfillment teams will ensure you're operating at maximum efficiency. Plus, you'll be able to leverage key insights on each delivery app to determine which menu items are the most popular, and which ones to 86.

With CloudKitchens, you're able to get cooking with as few as 3 to 5 back-of-house staff members. You'll be up and running in weeks in Salt Lake City, at a fraction of the cost. Delivery demand is only growing, and your profits should be too.

Ready to unlock your revenue potential in Salt Lake City? Let's fire up those grills!


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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 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 Salt Lake City?

Salt Lake City, like any municipality, has a number of requirements that need to be fulfilled in order to open a food service operation. You'll need to check in with the local sewer district about grease trap requirements, apply for a business license, submit for permits, undergo inspections, and more.

Working with CloudKitchens streamlines and simplifies the permitting process for your ghost kitchen, and takes construction off your hands altogether. Meanwhile, you can concentrate on building your menu, hiring talented chefs, and dreaming up an incredible future for your business.

How long does it take to open a ghost kitchen in Salt Lake City?

CloudKitchens can help you open your brand new Salt Lake City commissary kitchen in weeks. Not only that but you can get started with an upfront investment as low as $30k.

What is the best location for my Salt Lake City CloudKitchen?

The optimal location for your SLC ghost kitchen depends on your menu and the city's delivery networks. Do you offer upscale Southwestern cuisine or on-the-go taco options? Situate your business in the diverse downtown scene among busy residents, trendy young professionals, outdoorsy tourists, and more. Launching an innovative concept? Consider one of SLC's multiple university campuses where you can appeal to a tech-savvy, trend-hungry crowd.

Don't know where to begin? Speak to one of our delivery experts today, and we'll help you find a location that caters to your business.

How do you run a successful ghost kitchen in Salt Lake City?

The Salt Lake City metropolitan area is both sprawling and densely populated in various areas. To maximize your growth, you'll want to choose locations at the center of key delivery networks and in neighborhoods with tech-savvy customers. We've carefully selected SLC locations that make it easy to reach new customers and scale your culinary business.

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