Apply for a restaurant permit
If you want to operate a restaurant business with alcohol serving, you generally need a restaurant permit. You run a catering business if you do it commercially in a permanent business, i.e. in a permanent place of business, provide...
If you want to operate a restaurant business with alcohol serving, you generally need a restaurant permit.
You run a catering business if you do it commercially
- in a permanent business, i.e. in a permanent place of business, provide drinks (tavern) or prepared food (catering) for consumption on the spot or
- in the itinerant trade (from a permanent establishment only for the duration of an event) provide drinks or prepared food for consumption on the spot.
- soft drinks,
- free samples,
- prepared meals or
- in connection with an accommodation establishment, drinks and prepared meals to house guests
Special regulations apply to ostrich farms.
Permission is granted for a specific type of operation (e.g. pub, discotheque, snack bar) and only applies to the rooms used for the operation. A building permit may also be required.
Any expansion of the restaurant business and any change to the rooms is also subject to a permit.
In the case of companies under civil law and commercial partnerships, each partner requires their own permit. In the case of legal entities and non-incorporated associations, on the other hand, only a single restaurant permit is required.