Orlando Ghost Kitchen Guide
A nationwide trend hitting Orlando recently has restaurant businesses getting smarter by wholeheartedly embracing delivery and eliminating high rent restaurant spaces.
What's a Ghost Kitchen?
Ghost kitchens, also known as cloud kitchens, are delivery-only restaurants. There are no dining rooms, tables, or chairs. There is just a kitchen. The only way customers can order from ghost kitchens is through delivery apps like Uber Eats and GrubHub. The food is also delivered by these services.
Ghost kitchens have begun popping up across the country thanks to the proliferation and popularity of these delivery apps. Restaurant businesses either build their own ghost kitchens or rent from businesses that contain multiple kitchen commissary spaces in one building like Kitchen United and CloudKitchens.
Often, a ghost kitchen business isn't cooking and selling just one brand and menu. They can put several brands on delivery apps and use one kitchen in which to cook it all.
Established restaurants and food trucks looking to create a delivery-only business outside their restaurants use ghost kitchens. Entrepreneurs use them as a less-expensive way to test a concept or create a full-fledged business.
You may have heard the term virtual restaurant. This is not a ghost or cloud kitchen. According to the New York Times, a virtual restaurant is "attached to real-life restaurants... but make different cuisines specifically for the delivery apps."
Learn more about ghost kitchens at the links below:
New York Times The Rise of the Virtual Restaurant
Roaming Hunger Guide to Ghost Kitchens (2020): All You Need to Know
Orlando Area Ghost Kitchens Open for Business:
🍳Ghost Kitchen Orlando
Ghost Kitchen Orlando offer lunches, prepared meals and catering. For lunch they offer salads, power bowls. sandwiches, and sides. The prepared meals come in packs of 4, 8 and 12. Meals include Cod Cakes, Beef Bourguignon, BBQ Pork, Salmon, Chicken Parmesan, Herb Chicken, Ravioli Lasagna, Ropa Vieja and more. Their catering option offers sandwich trays, boxed lunches, party platters, salads and more.
"With our Ghost Kitchen business model focusing on delivery and pickup meals only, we do not have a typical restaurant setup with hostesses, servers, bussers, bartenders, and so forth. Because of this, we can focus solely on the quality and freshness of the food here at Ghost Kitchen Orlando, which is what I’ve always valued most. Unlike traditional restaurants, the internet is our storefront as opposed to a traditional brick and mortar location. You can order our prepared meals and catering through our website and can order our weekly lunches through your favorite food delivery apps! At the end of the day, we want to provide you the convenience of a delivered meal, with the same quality and care you would get at a restaurant."
Phone: (407) 504-7844
Kitchen AF offers full individual menus of pastas, subs, burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, deli sandwiches, ribs, wings, burritos, salads, and more.
"We don’t have a dining room, servers, front of the house manager, bussers or any of the other things a conventional restaurant has that distracts them from their primary job, making great food. As a virtual restaurant, also known as a “ghost kitchen”, our great food is only available for pick up and delivery. Because of this we’re able to focus strictly on making our food the best delivery and pick up available. We’re also faster since we’re focused, no long line of dine in folks ahead of your order. The minute your finger sends the order, we start preparing it. Our menus are designed so that no item takes longer than ten minutes to prepare meaning you get it sooner."
Phone: (407) 478-7789
Orlando Area Ghost Kitchens In the Works:
CloudKitchens® – Orlando
CloudKitchens® rents individual kitchen spaces to delivery-only restaurant tenants. An Orlando location is in the works within the existing building located at at 18 N. Dollins Avenue. It is proposed to contain 41 commercial kitchens.
"CloudKitchens' shared kitchen spaces are made for delivery only restaurants. Grow your business in prime locations with less investment."
Address: 18 N Dollins Ave, Orlando, FL 32805
🍳 Jimmy Hula Ghost Kitchen Concept
Jimmy Hula's will be opening a ghost kitchen in the former Darland Bakery space in the Milk District. It will house several self-created delivery-only brands.
Phone: (407) 790-7838
Ghost Kitchen Address: 2425 E. South St, Orlando, FL 32803