is a vibrant country, where the industries involved in catering thrive, as there is a business potential
in this field, due to the large number of tourists
and to the Spanish citizens’ lifestyle. As such, if you are interested in opening a restaurant in Spain
, you should know that there are positive prospects on the Spanish market
. Our Spanish company formation agents
can offer assistance through the incorporation process
Important aspects for the opening of a restaurant in Spain
There are several aspects you should take into consideration if you want to open a restaurant here. Our company formation specialists can provide you with relevant information so that your investment turns into a successful business.
• location – it is very important that your restaurant to be set in a location which attracts clients;
• size – having a larger restaurant requires more logistics procedures, hiring more personnel and increased costs;
• licenses – you will need licenses attesting that the restaurant respects safety and health procedures imposed by the Spanish law, but you will also need licenses for selling alcohol and, if you intend to organize musical events in the restaurant, you will also need a music license. These licenses can be obtained from the city hall (ayuntamiento); our company formation specialists can offer you assistance on this matter.
One of the most important licenses a restaurant should have is the Food Handler’s Certificate, necessary for all the employees handling and preparing food.
The registration procedure in Spain
As an investor in a restaurant in Spain
, you will have to register you company
under one of the ten legal entities
specified by the Spanish legislation
. One of the most common types of companies in Spain
is the limited liability company
In order to open such a company, you will need a minimum share capital of EUR 3,000 and receive a CIF (tax identification number), issued by the Commercial Registry in Spain; our company formation specialists can present to you all the documents required by the Spanish authorities.