Cloud Kitchens 101

If you are in the restaurant business or are considering opening a restaurant of your own, you may have come across the term ‘cloud kitchen’.

But what exactly is a cloud kitchen?

Simply put, a cloud kitchen (also referred to as a ‘dark kitchen’, ‘virtual kitchen’, and a ‘ghost kitchen’) is a restaurant that offers only delivery services.

But there is so much more to what makes a cloud kitchen so enticing and why venture capitalists are investing billions into them around the world. Here at Kitchen Connect, we are a cloud kitchen supplier helping cooks and restauranteurs around Malaysia easily start and scale their own food businesses.

These are the 5 things you need to know about cloud kitchens, and why they are significantly cheaper than opening a traditional restaurant.


#1 - Lower Rent Costs

One of the highest costs for opening and running a traditional restaurant is rent. Restaurants typically require lots of space, not only for the front of house where the guests dine, but also for the back of house where the cooks, food runners, waiters, and dishwashers all work behind the scenes.

But in contrast, cloud kitchens are delivery-only. Your cloud kitchen won’t have a front of house experience; therefore, you only need a space large enough to prepare, cook, and package your food.

#2 - Lower Employee Costs

Salaries of waiters, bartenders, bussers, food runners, and front of house managers are another heavy cost on restaurant owners. Eliminate the need to pay a front of house staff so you can focus on what you do best - cooking amazing food.

#3 - No Costly Liquor License

Many customers expect restaurants to serve alcohol, but the liquor licenses required to serve wine, beer and spirits in your establishment can be costly. Eliminate the need for an expensive liquor license by going delivery-only with a cloud kitchen solution from Kitchen Connect.

#4 - Lower Setup Costs

Here at Kitchen Connect, we offer turnkey solutions to make opening your own kitchen easier than ever. We handle all the required permits and take care of the installations and construction needed to run a modern, state-of-the-art kitchen. Ultimately, our spaces are perfectly optimized for a delivery-only food business, which means you can start cooking and delivering your dishes from day one.

#5 - Scalability

Possibly the most important aspect of running a cloud kitchen is scalability. Due to low start-up costs and ease of opening new locations, scaling a food empire has never been easier.

Final Thoughts

With the help of cloud kitchens, there has never been a better time to get into the food industry. Contact us today to speak with a Kitchen Connect representative to see how we can help you start, grow, and scale a food business of your own with our cloud kitchen solutions in Malaysia.

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