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What do you need to start a restaurant in California?

If you want to open a restaurant in California, there are many decisions and steps you need to take to ensure you do things properly. Besides the typical things you need for any business, starting a restaurant requires a number of additional licenses before you can open the doors and begin operating. 

According to the California Secretary of State, before you do anything you should have a business plan. This can help you organize everything and map out details. A good plan should discuss:

  • Budgets
  • Number of employees needed
  • Potential investment sources
  • Marketing and advertising plans 
  • Location 
  • Management structure
  • Profit projections 

The California ABC license process

Selling alcoholic beverages in California is complicated. Locating the right business location can be expensive. Owning a bar or liquor store means you will put in long hours. It involves keeping your inventory resupplied regularly. And it includes hiring a staff who you can trust.

However, none of this is possible without the appropriate liquor license. Whether for on-sale or off-sale purchases, a license is difficult to obtain. The process for the granting of a license can be lengthy. And once obtained, a suspension of the license can occur for many reasons. Among other things, you could lose your license because of sales to underage individuals, employee misconduct, and crimes occurring on the premises.

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