ghost kitchen

noun

plural ghost kitchens
: a commercial cooking facility used for the preparation of food consumed off the premises
Ghost kitchens host food establishments, usually fast-casual, that make meals that can be purchased exclusively with a delivery app … Jonah Engel Bromwich
Ghost kitchens, which have no storefronts or dining rooms, are the hottest thing going during the pandemic. Some are all-new kitchens created to house multiple companies. Others … are new brands added to existing restaurants that seek additional business. Michael Klein
This is what [Eric] Greenspan did with his own ghost kitchen brands—multiple cuisine styles made from the same basic supplies, all from a single location. RoamingHunger.com

called also cloud kitchen, dark kitchen

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Word History

First Known Use

2015, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ghost kitchen was in 2015

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“Ghost kitchen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ghost%20kitchen. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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