Modern, versatile, cost-effective— your San Antonio ghost kitchen

Claim your space in the food delivery market with CloudKitchens.


Why open ghost kitchens in San Antonio?

Average basket size

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

Deliveries per week

Tap into more online delivery demand at our San Antonio dark kitchen locations with an average of 921 deliveries per week.

Average delivery time

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

Ghost kitchen

26 total ghost kitchens

Our San Antonio facility is equipped with a variety of kitchen layouts to best fit your restaurant needs.

Ghost kitchen cooking space

~270 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 San Antonio, you're able to easily drive more pickup and delivery business to your restaurant.

The San Antonio food scene

Ghost kitchens & commissary kitchens in San Antonio

As a professional cook, you need to reach customers without emptying your pockets. CloudKitchens is the simple solution to today’s food delivery-obsessed market. The cost of commissary kitchen equipment and installation alone can be enough to prevent someone from starting their own food business. An affordable ghost kitchen in San Antonio cuts away the challenges of a traditional restaurant, from cramped parking to high costs to huge overhead. A ghost kitchen is perfect for culinary entrepreneurs, chefs who wants to start their own food business, or local restaurants who want to grow their reach.  With commercial-grade kitchen equipment and inclusive services, you can focus on what matters most—your cooking.

Most restaurants take months or years of planning just to serve their first customer. Not with CloudKitchens. Our commissary kitchen equipment and efficient set-up model can bring your food to San Antonio diners in weeks.

Food delivery is at the heart of our operation. We choose commissary kitchen locations near San Antonio’s high-traffic delivery neighborhoods. The more addresses within reach, the more orders your business can complete. And to eliminate mistakes, our on-site fulfillment team ensures that every takeout delivery lands on the right doorstep.

CloudKitchens eliminates many of the most common financial obstacles in the restaurant industry, from property expenses to front-of-house labor employees. We provide delivery technology, maintenance services, and more—all you need to bring is your culinary skill and innovative menu.

Streamline your service and elevate your operations with an efficient, all-in-one delivery app on a single tablet, courtesy of CloudKitchens. Our exclusive technology funnels all online orders into one system on a single tablet. Even better, you can access ordering data, manage your menu, and sync your services from the app to improve your restaurant and commissary kitchen San Antonio operations.

To feed the modern customer, food entrepreneurs you need a modern business model and ghost kitchen concept—that’s what CloudKitchens is here to provide. With expansive shared kitchen locations, our San Antonio kitchens can elevate anyone’s cooking business to new heights. 


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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 will I need to set up a ghost kitchen in San Antonio?

Opening a restaurant in San Antonio means that you’ll need to find the perfect location and make sure your space is up to code. These might seem daunting, but CloudKitchens makes it as easy as possible by handling the logistics. To set up a ghost kitchen business, you’ll need to come to the table with as little as $30k in start-up costs and four core staff members. We’ll get you in business in just about a month to start introducing your unique chef's menu.

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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