The 'ghost kitchen' trend is not new, it has been around for a little while. During the COVID pandemic it became an essential part of restaurants staying open.

The 'ghost kitchen' concept has helped many small kitchens find ways to continue to stay afloat. If you're not familiar, here's what this concept is all about"

A ghost kitchen is a professional food preparation and cooking facility set up for the preparation of delivery-only meals. Some ghost kitchens have allowed takeout meals or included drive-throughs. They do not include a storefront or indoor seating for customers.

Rockford's Ranchero Pizza is a ghost kitchen inside Lucha Cantina at the Edgebrook Center. What's becoming increasingly popular are celebrities using the concept to help push their branded items.

Celebrity ghost kitchens are becoming very popular in and around Chicago.

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Hot Box from Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa is a brand of cannabis company and now a menu that features his favorite dishes to eat while stoned, like the hot Cheetos dust-sprinkled Blazed OG Cheetos Burger with a side of tater tots.

Wiz's top-shelf munchie menu is right HERE

Where to order HOT BOX

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Mario's Tortas Lopez

Mario Lopez is doing fast-casual Mexican food with both meat and plant-based tortas, sandwiches and bowls.

Here's the Mario menu.

Where to grab some Mario's


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George Lopez Tacos

The George Lopez virtual taqueria is packed with so much goodness. Deconstructed tacos with meat options like pork carnitas, chicken tinga and beef ranchero verde.

George Lopez website


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Trejo's Tacos

Originally launched in LA, Danny Trejo's restaurant, has three brick-and-mortar locations in LA. And now, ghost kitchen locations in California, Miami and Chicago.

Trejo's menu

Where to grab some Trejo's food

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Guy Fieri's Flavortown Kitchen

The mayor of Flavortown has three ghost kitchen locations in the suburbs and none of it will help you eat healthy... and none of his food should.

Here's a look at the Flavortown menu

To order, visit HERE.


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From rapper Tyga comes "Tyga Bites" (aka chicken nuggets). Just one look at these make  my mouth start watering. The nuggets are flavor dusted in black garlic, lemon black pepper and peri-peri. Tyga is also offering up a bunch of different dipping sauces.

Take a peek at the TygaBites menu

Where to Bite some Tyga

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