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Is your restaurant compliant with relevant regulations?

On Behalf of | May 1, 2023 | Business Consulting & Advice |

You’ve had the ambition of opening your own restaurant for some time now, and your dream is finally coming to fruition. The site seems ideal and you are awash with ideas. Nonetheless, launching a restaurant isn’t as straightforward as just opening the doors and taking orders. Your business needs to be compliant with local and state regulations before it can lawfully operate.

Outlined below are some of the key factors that need to be considered as you work through compliance issues.

Zoning restrictions

Depending on your location, you may be restricted in the type of business that you can run. For instance, if your site is within an area that has an aging demographic, you may be limited in the hours that your business can remain open. You’ll also need to carefully consider whether this type of area is going to attract the volume of customers that you’ll need to make the restaurant profitable.

Can you serve alcohol?

Few restaurants are able to sustain themselves without selling alcoholic beverages. To do this, you’re going to need the appropriate liquor license. Hopefully, the previous owner of the venue has passed all of the relevant information on to you, but this doesn’t always happen. Going into a deal on the assumption that you can serve alcohol could be a big mistake.

How to avoid mistakes

Setting up a new restaurant requires thought and due diligence. You’ll want to get off on the right foot, otherwise you may face lengthy delays, fines and you may even have to close down before you get started. Seeking proper professional guidance can help you to avoid potentially costly missteps as you move forward. We help businesses who are struggling with launches, contact us for a consultation to explore your options in more detail.