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Business Law

May 20, 2024

Exploring the rise, fall, and potential renaissance of ghost kitchens

Ghost kitchens faced several problems as lockdown measures eased and consumers returned to dining out. But they are not doomed yet, so long as they undergo a thorough transformation to thrive in their next iteration.

Alon Lagstein

Counsel, Carlton Fields


Alon Lagstein represents owners, operators, tenants, landlords, borrowers, lenders, investors, and developers in commercial and residential real estate matters, with a focus on acquisition and disposition, leasing, financing, and joint ventures.


In the ever-shifting landscape of the culinary world, ghost kitchens emerged as an innovative solution to meet the changing needs of consumers, particularly during the pandemic. However, now that we have emerged from the lockdowns and restrictions of the pandemic, questions arise: Why did ghost kitchens’ popularity fade as suddenly as it grew, and will we witness their resurgence?


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