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Starting and Running a Restaurant by Elizabeth Keyser, Jody Pennette

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CHAPTER4

Licenses and Legalities

In This Chapter

  • How your local liquor laws could affect your business model
  • What permits you need and how to make getting them easier
  • How to set up your business entity
  • Types of insurance you need to protect your assets

Your restaurant needs to be safe. Your customers need to be safe. And you, the restaurant owner, need to be safe. That’s what this chapter is about, really. Yes, you’ll be filling out forms from A (alcohol) to Z (zoning). But don’t worry, the restaurant industry is easily ushered through the process of procuring the permits and licenses to run a safe and legal establishment.

Most of the laws ...

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