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Restaurant operation Approval of early start of operations

  • If you wish to operate a standing catering business, you must inform the competent authority at least 4 weeks before the first offer of drinks or prepared food.
  • This also applies if the catering industry is to be operated only for a short period of time.
  • The same procedure shall apply to the operation of a branch, an independent branch, to the relocation of the establishment and to the extension of the offer to alcoholic beverages or prepared food.
  • By way of derogation, the competent authority may authorise 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 (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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