Ghost Kitchen Guide 2023

What is a ghost kitchen?

A ghost kitchen, also known as a dark kitchen, cloud kitchen or virtual kitchen, is a kitchen which only sells its food online.

Without the need to interact with customers directly, ghost kitchens have the advantage of cheaper rent, operational, and labour costs. All that’s needed is a space kitted with kitchen equipment, along with chefs to make the food. The added expense of ghost kitchens comes in the need to deliver – but this is an operational rather than a capital expense, so is not a barrier to entry.

As far as this guide is concerned, a ghost kitchen can be part of a chain which includes brick-and-mortar restaurants.

How to start a ghost kitchen in 2023?

This guide is intended to give you the low-down on how to start and run a successful ghost kitchen, in 2023. We’ve collected tips from experts, players in the field, and we’ve also included a little storekit. JE NE SAIS QUOI. That's French for “technology advice”.

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