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Open a Restaurant in Georgia

Updated on Thursday 14th December 2017

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Open_a_Restaurant_in_Georgia.jpgA restaurant is a great business option for individuals who want to invest in Georgia. The restaurant market is very developed in Georgia and many foreign investors as well as local entrepreneurs choose to open restaurants in Georgia
The business options in this gastronomic industry are numerous and business owners can have access to a wide range of customers, depending on the specific of the restaurant and the services they choose to offer. Small or large, restaurants can be successful in Georgia, especially in big cities and those which are frequently visited by tourists. Our company formation agents in Georgia can advise you regarding the best towns and places for a restaurant and also give you useful information about the special permits and licenses required to run such a business in Georgia. 

Georgian cuisine: a different culinary experience

A restaurant will attract both tourists in Georgia and natives. Georgian cuisine is the result of a rich history and influence from the many cultures and people who have crossed the country across the many ancient travel routes. Georgians give great importance to their food and drinks, especially since some scholars believe that Georgia is the first country where wine was made.
A restaurant in Georgia can specialize in traditional Georgian cuisine or it can offer a selection of international dishes. Some foreign investors will choose to open a restaurant that reflects their own nationality and will specialize in the cuisine from their home country. Alternatively, investors can choose to open cafes or bars or even clubs in Georgia. Some of these establishments may or may not serve food.


Steps for opening a restaurant in Georgia

Some of the most important decisions revolve around the location of the restaurant. Tbilisi is the capital city and the most populated town in Georgia. Kutaisi, Batumi and Rustavi are the following most populous cities in Georgia. This country is a mountainous region bordered by the Caucasus and it also has access to the Black Sea. Therefore, restaurant owners can choose to base their restaurants in a specific area and serve food according to the geographic position.
A restaurant in Georgia will have to obtain special permits and licenses for functioning. It will also have to pass sanitary inspections and will need approval to commercialize products like alcoholic beverages. The National Food Agency in Georgia regulates the sale of foodstuffs and the food safety and quality requirements. 
For complete information about the permits for opening restaurants in Georgia, please contact our Georgian company formation agents. If you want to open a company in Georgia, we can also help you submit any documents and contact the relevant authorities if the language is a barrier for business.


  • Mido 2016-07-03

    hi how much is the average cost of opening a restaurant in georgia in attractive crowded area ?

    Hello, you can send us your request via e-mail at office@bridgewest.eu and one of our specialists will answer you. 

  • Gurjeet Singh 2016-08-27

    Hi sir, I wish to come in Georgia and start a company ...like tour & travel or any other type business in just next few days. Plz give me any idea for starting business. And can I come with my child's & wife ? And how much money we need for starting small travel company?

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