Foreign investors who intend to open a restaurant in Germany
can employ our law firm in Germany
in order to speed up the business registration procedure with the local authorities. The procedure of setting up a food business in Germany
requires as well the obtaining of specific licenses and authorizations in compliance with hygiene and food safety provisions.
can help you become accustomed to the German legislation concerning food processing and sale so that you can confidently operate your restaurant
in this country.
Legal framework concerning food safety in Germany
The food safety regulations in Germany
are contained in the Lebensmittel-, Bedarfsgegenstände- und Futtermittelgesetzbuch (LFBG) which is the main act dealing with food and feed in this country. This act is based on and harmonized with the European regulations concerning the food production and commercialization through restaurants
and other food business forms. A foreign investor
who opens a restaurant in Germany
needs to make sure that his/her enterprise respects the storage as well as the preparation norms stipulated in the LMHV in order to be able to legally operate in Germany.
If you want to invest in Germany in the food sector,
our German lawyers
can help you obtain the necessary licences for the good functioning of a restaurant in Germany.
Requirements for opening a restaurant in Germany
The opening of a restaurant in Germany
must follow the company formation procedures stipulated in the Company Law
in this country. You will need to choose a legal form in which to organize your enterprise and to apply as well for a license proving that the spot and equipment are adequate for hosting a food business
. Your employees will need to obtain certifications called Frittenabitur, which can demonstrate their competence in this sector.
Please feel free to contact
our German law firm
in order to find out more details concerning the company registration requirements in this country. Our consultants can help you prepare the documentation and file it with the authorities so that you can set up your restaurant in Germany
as soon as possible.