The high number of inhabitants makes Germany the country with the largest food and beverages industry in Europe. The food sector is currently the fourth segment in the economy with a large number of companies operating in the field and with over half a million employees in restaurants or food producing companies. Germany is also a great importer and exporter of foodstuff and beverages. At the moment, Germany offers great potential to foreign investors seeking to open restaurants here, and also to those wanting to start a trading company based on agricultural products.
The first step for opening a German restaurant is to start the business incorporation proceedings. The following steps are required to be taken to register a company in Germany:
Our specialists in company registration in Germany can help you with the preparation of the incorporation documents.
Once these steps are finalized, the company must apply for the relevant business licenses covering the operations of a restaurant.
When setting up a restaurant in Germany, the owner must take into account the legislation related to:
Additionally, the owner must make sure the building in which the business will carry out its activities is suitable for this type of activity and hiring specialized personnel is necessary.
For information about all the regulations to follow when opening a restaurant in Germany, you can contact our local consultants in company formation.