Officials provides criteria to define new mobile ghost kitchens sprouting up across Orlando

City officials recently approved a new set of guidelines that they hope will help govern new ghost kitchen business models that are sprouting up across Orlando.

During the March 14 meeting of the Orlando City Council, officials voted to approve the creation of the new, Ghost Kitchen Pilot Program. The new guidelines allow city officials to establish a review process to approve new ghost kitchens in various forms.

The city sought to define ghost kitchens based on their unique uses that combine aspects of light manufacturing, processing, and eating and drinking.

In addition to clarifying the approval process, the new guidelines also incorporate alcohol sales as part of a ghost kitchen operation.

Like caterers, most ghost kitchens prepare food on site, but use third-party delivery services to disseminate the food to the consumer. Unlike other food vendors, including food trucks and caterers, ghost kitchens do not offer on-site consumption or purchases and are not intended to serve the public directly.

The new rules provide that ghost kitchens may accept occasional pickups from members of the public, so long as it comprises less than 25% of the company’s sales. 

For a complete list of the new rules and regulations, read the city of Orlando planning division’s pilot program rules. 

Most Popular

21-year-old stabs mother to death, says she never pushed him to ‘be a man’

A 21-year-old Kissimmee man who was arrested this week after stabbing his mother to death and injuring his sister said he would "do it again" because his mother never pushed him to "be a man."

Missing 57-year-old woman cut wrists with box cutter during altercation

A 57-year-old woman went missing in Sanford after an altercation that ended with her cutting her wrists with a box cutter.

Motorcyclist killed in head-on collision, FHP looking for driver

A motorcyclist was killed in a head-on collision in a hit-and-run accident that took place this morning in Orlando.

Suspect wanted in killing of 39-year-old Orlando woman

Local law enforcement authorities have released video of a man who is suspected of killing a 39-year-old Orlando woman last week.

Teen arrested in murder of 18-year-old in west Orlando

A teenager has been arrested and charged with the murder of an 18-year-old in south Orlando.

Light Up Orange City this week

Orange City will host its annual tree lighting ceremony this week.
Orlando
overcast clouds
64.2 ° F
66.9 °
59.9 °
84 %
2.5mph
100 %
Fri
79 °
Sat
79 °
Sun
79 °
Mon
78 °
Tue
70 °