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Set up a Restaurant in Croatia

Updated on Friday 15th December 2017

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Set-up-a-Restaurant-in-Croatia.jpgWithout any doubts, Croatia is a preferred touristic destination which can be explored to the maximum by individuals focused on gaining profits in the tourism sector. Besides opening a hotel or a travel agency, one can also set up a restaurant in Croatia, in the main cities with sea exits, but also in the rest of the towns in the country. With the necessary licenses and permits requited by the local legislation, you can open your restaurant. Our Croatian company formation agents are at your disposal with details and assistance if you want to set up a restaurant in Croatia or any other type of business.

Main steps in opening a restaurant in Croatia

Entrepreneurs in Croatia, whether nationals or from overseas have the possibility to develop their businesses in the food industry in the country. Opening a restaurant can be the proper start because this business can address to both clients served in the location, but also for delivery purposes. With an easy incorporation process, it is suggested to choose the limited liability company (Drustvo s Ogranicenom Odgovornoscu) in Croatia which is subject to a minimum share capital of HRK 20,000 or approximately EUR 2,500 and at least one shareholder - a company or an individual. Please keep in mind that for setting up a restaurant in Croatia, a construction license is mandatory if you want to build the location instead of renting one, a matter where our specialists in company incorporation  in Croatia can help.

Licenses and permits for your restaurant in Croatia

Planning a business in the food industry regards observing several rules and regulations an entrepreneur should consider. For example, if the plans for the restaurant have been accepted by the authorities, a construction permit is necessary, in compliance with the Construction Law and the requirements of the Croatian Ministry of Construction. As a recommendation, one can consider renting a place for the future business, if he/she wants to start the activity in a fast manner. Regardless of the chosen method, we remind that the utility companies will also issue licenses and permits for your restaurant in Croatia. Additionally, a permit for selling alcohol must be obtained, alongside with the health and safety permits, in accordance with the rules and regulations of the chosen municipality for business.
Please get in touch with our Croatian team of company incorporation representatives if you want to open a restaurant in Croatia or any other type of business.

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The team from CompanyFormationCroatia.com is very qualified and benefits from extensive expertise in this area. I would definitely recommend them to any entrepreneur decided to start his own business here.

Mihai Cuc, Partner of
Enescu&Cuc; Law Firm

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