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Legal Issues in Starting and Running a Restaurant

Business Structure »

Every restaurant needs to decide what form of business, or legal structure it will be. The different forms of business come with a wide range of...

Federal Agencies You will Deal With »

Over the course of starting your restaurant, you will encounter several federal agencies which you have to deal with. The Internal Revenue Service...

Typical Legal Process for Starting a Restaurant »

New restaurant owners may be intimated by the legal process of starting a restaurant. Here is a general outline of the legal steps to launching a...

Registering Your Legal Name »

Before registering your restaurant’s legal name, make sure it is not being used by another restaurant. If you use a name that is trademarked or...

Risks of Running a Restaurant »

As with all things in life, things happen. Protecting yourself and your restaurant will ensure that you can preserve your dream of restaurant...

Types of Insurance »

Having proper insurance will reduce your risks of running a restaurant. There are insurance policies for practically all types of potential...

Acquiring Licenses and Permits »

Keeping track of all the necessary licenses and permits is overwhelming for new restaurant owners. The following list serves as a quick reference...

Hiring a Lawyer »

Choosing a lawyer when starting a restaurant is not as simple as picking a name out of a phone book. Smart restaurant owners treat their lawyers as...