Cloud Kitchen Financial Model Template
Cloud kitchens, also known as ghost kitchens, are a very popular business model these days. The rise of online ordering, lower investment requirements, and increased flexibility make it a smart way to test out new culinary ideas or take advantage of current trends without breaking the bank.
Most people interested in opening a ghost kitchen are less interested in the prospect of putting together a financial plan for the business, and who can blame them? This is where Poindexter comes in. Our software makes the process of creating a financial plan as simple as possible. Creating a plan only takes minutes, whether you're creating a business plan for investors, applying for a loan, or just want to test the viability of your ideas.
How the Ghost Kitchen Financial Model Works
Poindexter is built to remove the complexity that comes with financial modeling in spreadsheets. There won't be any complicated equations or reports to configure here. All you need to do is insert some of our pre-built business model components, adjust a few assumptions and you're all done! This template is intended to be used as a starting point for your cloud kitchen, so you can quickly remove, add or modify any aspect in seconds.
To get you started, we've included some basic financial assumptions most cloud kitchens can expect to encounter.
Revenue is calculated based on forecasts for the number of orders coming in from three different channels: Uber Eats, Door Dash, and the company website. The revenue from each channel is broken out separately, but you can just as easily combine them all into one revenue calculation, separate them further by each product, or forecast revenue using some other metric entirely.
Costs are generally split into two categories: fixed costs and variable costs. We've included some examples of each type so you can see how they work and quickly add the costs you'll need. Fixed costs tend to be more straightforward and include things like rent, utilities, and salaries. Variable costs are those that grow (and decline) along with revenue, such as the transaction fees from Uber Eats and Door Dash, both of which we've included.
Investments in equipment are often one of the biggest startup costs for restaurants, and we've included an example purchase of generic kitchen equipment to show you how easy it is to add these transactions to your plan.
Full Pro Forma Financial Statements for Your Cloud Kitchen
Based on the simple business model components and assumptions you've chosen, Poindexter automatically produces a complete financial analysis including full pro forma financial statements. Some of the reports you can expect include:
- Income Statement (P&L)
- Balance Sheet
- Cash Flow Statement
- Summary Dashboard
- Charts & Graphs
There are also multiple options for sharing your plan with others once it's time. You can invite collaborators to edit alongside you, share a private link with read-only access or download everything to Excel for further analysis, presentations, and more! Try it out today! It's free to try so there's nothing to lose.