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What's a ghost kitchen and how does it work?

  • Ghost kitchens, also known as dark kitchens, are commercial kitchens built and optimized for delivery. Each kitchen space is strategically located in areas with a high concentration of online delivery demand. 
  • You can think of them as virtual restaurants operating as digital storefronts, with just a few back-of-house staff members focused on preparing online orders. Each facility handles fulfillment and logistics so you can focus on cooking—allowing you to reach new customers with far less effort.
  • Ghost kitchens offer prime real estate at a significantly reduced cost compared to traditional brick-and-mortar buildouts, enabling you to save up to 90%* on your initial capital investment. Moreover, they boast a swift setup time, allowing you to go from concept to operation in a matter of weeks instead of months.

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Future-proof your delivery restaurant with our help

Our kitchens are built with the future in mind so you can grow in the marketplace and avoid the wave of unforeseen challenges. With our help, you can reach more customers online and build a successful restaurant business based on real-time data that supports your growth.


Leverage our delivery support at the touch of a button

Our onsite support team is here to help you fulfill each order at the touch of a button.


Get back to doing what you love

We’ll help take care of the cleaning, maintenance, and security so you can focus on what is most important: the food.

How we compare to traditional restaurants


Traditional Restaurants

Real estate

Commercial kitchens and storage space designed to help you run your delivery business with maximum efficiency and minimal cost.


200* sqft

Traditional Restaurants

2100 sqft

Staff required

We provide support staff and there’s no need for front-of-house labor—so you can work with a smaller team.


~4* staff

Traditional Restaurants

~25 staff


Avoid the $1 million+ startup cost on your own restaurant to start seeing profits faster.



Traditional Restaurants


Weeks to launch

Our facilities are move-in ready and we can help you navigate the permitting process.


~6* weeks

Traditional Restaurants

~52 weeks

Break even

With a ghost kitchen, you can break even in as little as 6 months with a 10% profit and $1M in annual sales.


~6* months

Traditional Restaurants

~5 years

* Varies based on local permitting and operational complexity

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“We’re learning how to become experts and masters at delivery. CloudKitchens has created a new market for me that wasn’t there before.” - Julio Arevalo, Chef and Owner



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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 channels. They’re strategically located in a delivery radius that serves a high volume of online customers in popular cities. With ghost kitchens, there’s no physical dining area, so you only need a few back-of-house staff members to fulfill online orders and grow your business.

How does a ghost kitchen work?

In a ghost kitchen, your restaurant is focused on delivery orders rather than dine-in. When customers order your food online, you’ll prepare it from your ghost kitchen, hand it off to a dedicated runner, which hands the order over to the right delivery driver. This gives restaurateurs a low cost, high efficiency model to get the most out of delivery channel sales.

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.