Ghost Kitchens: The Future of Dining?

As we are setting up for Halloween this weekend, it seems silly not to note the rise in Ghost Kitchens, or as you may know them, Dark Kitchens.

Ghost kitchens sell meals exclusively through delivery, which is what a lot of businesses are turning to in recent times. As a result of COVID-19, there has been a significant rise of orders on Uber Eats, Just Eat and Deliveroo as more and more of us stay home and order in.

Many restaurant chains and similar foodservice establishments have adjusted their offering to include delivery in a bid to ensure business is still coming through the door, and that customers can still get their hands on their favourite eat-out foods without going to the restaurant.

Many restaurants aren’t set up for delivery and take-away only, and this is where ghost kitchens come in. In essence, a ghost kitchen is a unit where food is produced and then delivered to customers via a courier (Uber Eats, etc.) There is no dining space used and many restaurants see a reduction in overheads in terms of staff and space.

The success of ghost kitchens comes down to efficacy in all areas on the cookline when creating and delivering orders, so it makes sense that they are also effective in energy saving.

As well as saving energy and money for commercial kitchens in restaurants across the country, we’re also working with ghost kitchens to help them run as efficiently as possible whilst serving take out food in current times of crisis.

In ghost kitchens, energy demand has increased over recent months, which is why our Cheetah system is helping these kitchens save significantly, not only now, but years into the future too. Cheetah has already helped many kitchens save up to 80% efficiency with a demand controlled ventilation system.

Our demand controlled kitchen (DCKV) extraction system is equally at home as either a retrofit or new build solution and works by controlling ventilation fan speeds, optimising energy use. If you need help controlling your energy consumption, we’re the best people to speak to!

Ghost kitchens are for life, not just for Halloween!

The way we dine has changed for the foreseeable future, and we want to help as many kitchens as possible in saving money and energy where we can by using our proven solutions. If you’d like to speak to us about saving energy and money, or you need some advice about the right steps to take, get in touch with our team today on 0118 973 9310 or by emailing us at