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Restaurant establishment Approval early start of operation

  • If you want to operate a standing catering business, you must notify the competent authority at least 4 weeks before the first offer of drinks or prepared food.
  • This also applies if the catering industry is only to be operated for a short time.
  • The same procedure shall apply to the operation of a branch, a dependent branch, to the transfer of the permanent establishment and to the extension of the offer to alcoholic beverages or prepared food.
  • By way of derogation, the competent authority may allow an earlier start of the catering industry if compliance with the 4-week period is not reasonable for you as the operator.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Linie6PLus)

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