A Look Inside Columbus' Delivery-Only Kitchens

Jill Moorhead
Mario Fazio's operations manager, Frank Fazio, in front of CloudKitchens' Columbus facility

When I arrive in September at the red warehouse at 1282 Essex Ave., a pair of workers are installing giant letters on the side of a wall. The 20,000-square-foot building is home to what will eventually be 40 kitchens, all tenants of a quickly expanding food delivery startup called CloudKitchens. But you’d never know it. The company’s name is nowhere to be seen, and that’s by design. Instead, there are signs explaining that the best parking is reserved for delivery drivers. 

ClusterTruck co-founder and CEO Chris Baggott inside the company's Columbus ghost kitchen