Explore the benefits of ghost kitchens in Seattle

Learn how a Seattle ghost kitchen can supercharge your growth and earning potential


Why open ghost kitchens in Seattle?

Average basket size

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

Deliveries per week

Tap into more online delivery demand at our Seattle dark kitchen locations with an average of 1.2K deliveries per week.

Average delivery time

Our Seattle 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 6 delivery platforms to choose from.

Weekday orders

This area has more incoming delivery orders during the week Vs. on the weekend

New restaurants per year

Unlock your delivery potential in a competitive market

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.

Unlock the inside scoop on the rise of ghost kitchens.

Ghost kitchen facility

1 ghost kitchen location

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

Ghost kitchen

28 total ghost kitchens

Our Seattle 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 Seattle, you're able to easily drive more pickup and delivery business to your restaurant.

The Seattle food scene

Spaghetti - ghost kitchen

For people considering opening a ghost kitchen, Seattle should be at the top of the location list. Not only is it a vibrant metropolitan center, but it’s chock-full of locals, university students, and tourists who are on the lookout for a good meal. Seattle’s food scene is something truly wonderful. From the delicious variety available in Capitol Hill and the International District’s acclaimed foreign cuisine to the corporate lunch crowd in Fremont, Seattle’s many neighborhoods have a proud history of fantastic food.

The hungry residents of Seattle are always ready to try something new—so why not give them the opportunity? When you partner with CloudKitchens, you can open a dedicated commercial kitchen Seattle is lucky to have—in as little as six weeks. Not only that, but the initial investment required is far less than that of a traditional brick-and-mortar restaurant. The kick-off capital can be as low as $30k.

It’s a sweet deal, especially considering the potential profitability when you eliminate the associated overhead costs of a dining room and waitstaff. We build the ghost/commercial kitchen, equip it with basic appliances, and set you up for success. Once you start cooking, our onsite staff will continue to support your operation.

From streamlining order fulfillment to maintenance and cleaning, CloudKitchens is designed to make your life easier, so you can focus on creating delicious food for your customers. You can even utilize our all-in-one management app to track every aspect of your business, from payroll to customer satisfaction. For the restaurant industry, ordering takeout via food delivery apps isn't going away any time soon.

So, what are you waiting for? Schedule a tour of a CloudKitchens commercial kitchen space. Seattle’s foodies are eagerly awaiting your brand’s opening day.


We’re here to help

What are the requirements to set up a ghost kitchen in Seattle?

King County has a number of strict requirements for any establishment serving food in a retail setting. A few of the key resources you'll need to put together are a Permanent Food Service Plan, a number of permit applications (depending on what kind of food you're serving), and a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point plan.

It can all be a little overwhelming - thankfully, CloudKitchens helps remove the existing barriers of entry to the food industry. When you launch a Seattle ghost restaurant in partnership with us, we take care of the construction and help you get up and running in weeks.

How long does it take to open a ghost kitchen in Seattle?

With help from the team at CloudKitchens, you can skip the long frustrating lead-up to opening day, and get cooking in weeks. With an entry-level startup cost as low as $30k, it's easier than ever to create culinary magic in the Emerald City.

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 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.

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