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About CloudKitchens

CloudKitchens provides smart kitchens for delivery-only restaurants. It provides infrastructure and software that enables food operators to open delivery-only locations while minimizing capital expenditure and time. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

Headquarters Location

1842 West Washington Boulevard

Los Angeles, California, 90007,

United States



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Research containing CloudKitchens

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned CloudKitchens in 3 CB Insights research briefs, most recently on Dec 8, 2021.

Expert Collections containing CloudKitchens

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

CloudKitchens is included in 5 Expert Collections, including Restaurant Tech.


Restaurant Tech

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Hardware and software for restaurant management, bookings, staffing, mobile restaurant payments, inventory management, cloud kitchens, and more. On-demand food delivery services are excluded from this collection.


Real Estate Tech

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Startups in the space cover the residential and commercial real estate space. Categories include buying, selling and investing in real estate (iBuyers, marketplaces, investment/crowdfunding platforms), and property management, insurance, mortgage, construction, and more.


Supply Chain & Logistics Tech

5,145 items

Companies offering technology-driven solutions that serve the supply chain & logistics space (e.g. shipping, inventory mgmt, last mile, trucking).


Grocery Retail Tech

648 items

Startups providing B2B solutions to grocery businesses to improve their store and omni-channel performance. Includes customer analytics platforms, in-store robots, predictive inventory management systems, online enablement for grocers and consumables retailers, and more.


Food & Meal Delivery

1,521 items

Startups and tech companies offering online grocery, food, beverage, and meal delivery services.

Latest CloudKitchens News

A virtual restaurant brand run by robots is operating inside Travis Kalanick's CloudKitchens. Here's how it works.

Nov 9, 2023

Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . You can opt-out at any time. Advertisement Advertisement If you're in New York City and ordering a healthy meal for delivery, there's a chance a robot might help make your meal. Wellness food brand Better Days is officially debuting today inside Travis Kalanick 's CloudKitchens commissary kitchens. The virtual brand can only be found on delivery apps like DoorDash and Uber Eats . Better Days joins restaurants like White Castle, Chipotle, and Sweetgreen in testing robots that perform mundane kitchen tasks such as assembling rice bowls , peeling avocados , and making french fries. The Better Days menu debuting this week features wholesome dishes and vegetables such as teriyaki salmon with Szechuan green beans, tandoor chicken with turmeric cauliflower, and palak paneer with broccoli. Remy Robotics founder and CEO Yegor Traiman left his job as an electric-vehicle engineer five years ago to launch Remy Robotics. He told Insider he wants to bring healthy, affordable meals to the masses like McDonald's scaled fast food across the US. Advertisement Advertisement "One primary reason why fast food is so accessible is that 70 years ago, McDonald's invented the fast service system," said Traiman, adding that robots can help reduce the cost of fine-dining quality food. According to the restaurant's website , dishes with a protein and vegetable side range in price from $13.15 to $15.55. Better Days, a robot-run virtual restaurant in New York City, sells chef-driven dishes like this salmon meal. Remy Robotics Humans make the food, but robots cook the meals Remy Robotics, named after the aspiring rat chef in the popular Disney/Pixar animated film, "Ratatouille," piloted its automated kitchen in Europe for two years before coming to Kalanick's ghost kitchen in New York City in May. Remy Robotics delivered food under "fake" restaurant names listed on delivery apps for several months. They settled on the brand name Better Days to reflect the ethos of the wholesome menu. Advertisement Advertisement The meals are prepared in a commissary in Brooklyn by a team of cooks, including a chef who worked for both Jose Andres and former El Bulli chef Ferran Adrià. The ready-to-cook meals are placed in a high-tech cold storage system in the ghost kitchen that integrates with Remy's robotic ovens. After Remy receives an order, the robotics kick into gear. A robotic arm selects the menu item from the cold storage bin. It transfers it to an oven where the food is cooked to exact specifications using AI-powered algorithms. Infrared sensors monitor the food's internal temperature to ensure each dish is cooked perfectly and consistently. Advertisement Advertisement Traiman said Remy's technology is so precise that it adjusts cook times automatically for orders depending on whether they are placed for delivery or takeout. This ensures the customer gets a perfectly cooked hot food, he said. "Robots know everything," Traiman said. "The main advantage of the robots is precision." The only human needed is someone who can package the meal in a takeout container for the to-go customer or delivery driver. Better Days packaging. Remy Robotics Remy's automated kitchen can cook up to 70 dishes an hour and can fit into a 200-square-foot retail or ghost kitchen space. Advertisement Advertisement The company wants to scale Better Days to more than 500 locations within five years. Like McDonald's, Traiman wants to grow through franchising. He said his automated restaurant concept should entice restaurateurs looking to cut labor costs. "It creates a completely different type of franchising model," he said. "Young professionals will be much more focused on digital marketing and customer acquisition rather than operations because there is nothing to operate when your restaurant is autonomous." Sign up for notifications from Insider! Stay up to date with what you want to know. Subscribe to push notifications

CloudKitchens Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was CloudKitchens founded?

    CloudKitchens was founded in 2016.

  • Where is CloudKitchens's headquarters?

    CloudKitchens's headquarters is located at 1842 West Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles.

  • What is CloudKitchens's latest funding round?

    CloudKitchens's latest funding round is Corporate Minority - II.

  • How much did CloudKitchens raise?

    CloudKitchens raised a total of $1.25B.

  • Who are the investors of CloudKitchens?

    Investors of CloudKitchens include Microsoft, Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund, 10100 Fund, Craft Ventures and Social Capital.

  • Who are CloudKitchens's competitors?

    Competitors of CloudKitchens include Wonder, Salted, Kitchefy, Muncher, Clone and 7 more.


Compare CloudKitchens to Competitors

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Kitchen United

Kitchen United provides restaurant hub technology, streamlined logistics, and commercial kitchen space to empower food service operators. It also offers a value-driven, low-risk way for emerging and established restaurant brands to enter into new markets, grow revenue through off-premises dining, and expand delivery areas. It was founded in 2017 and is based in Pasadena, California.

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Kitopi provides a cloud kitchen platform. It enables restaurants to open delivery-only locations by providing the necessary infrastructure and software to ease the customer experience journey. The company also provides infrastructure, management services, and customer support. It was founded in 2018 and is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Ghost Kitchen

Ghost Kitchen is a shared kitchen platform started. It provides spaces dedicated to the delivery of food preparation. Self-employed owners can reduce the burden on initial start-up costs by building and renting kitchen equipment directly from Ghost Kitchen. In addition, by analyzing software and data provided by the company, the self-employed can concentrate only on food cooking while reducing costs and boosting sales. It was founded in 2017 and Seoul, South Korea.

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All Day Kitchens

All Day Kitchens is a platform empowering restaurants to take advantage of the delivery opportunity. Its delivery-optimized kitchens and technology unlock delivery coverage with minimal upfront investment. It was founded in 2018 and is based in South San Francisco, California.

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EatXD operates a cloud-kitchen with multiple brands under its umbrella.

Panda Selected

Panda Selected is an internet catering service and shared-kitchen platform. Panda Selected provides kitchen facilities, operation management, supply chain and brand promotion for catering enterprises, enabling kitchens to cater exclusively for customers ordering in, and share facilities with others which greatly eliminates overhead costs.


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