Delivery Kitchens, also known as Ghost Kitchens, Cloud Kitchens, Dark Kitchens, and Virtual Kitchens, are purpose-built for one reason only, to allow restaurants to produce food just for delivery.
Opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant requires a large initial investment – design and build can cost more than £500k and take more than 6 months to achieve. Often, landlords require a commitment to a long lease term, which can be as much as 15 years and is normally more than 5.
A delivery kitchen costs much less to set up, takes as little as 3 months from initial enquiry to launch, and you can lease for as little as a week…
See below for our like-for-like comparison on why delivery-only restaurants are cheaper and easier than traditional restaurants.