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Ghost kitchen (also called dark kitchen or cloud kitchen)

Ghost kitchens are restaurants that sell food exclusively through online ordering and delivery platforms. They are essentially restaurants without a dining area or a storefront. Food prepared in a ghost kitchen is delivered to consumers’ homes or sometimes picked up by customers.

A ghost kitchen is typically high-investment, as it revolves around cutting-edge technology, automation of kitchen flows, and ultra-efficient food production. 

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