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How to Start a Restaurant Business in India

Starting a Restaurant Business in India

There are lot of People who’s want to start a Restaurant Business in India but they are confusing about the Investment, Technology or legal things to starting a Restaurant Business in India. The food and beverages industry is one of the fastest growing industries in India spurred by urbanization   and an fast growing middle class.

In this Article we look at the rules, regulations and licenses required for starting a restaurant in India.

Checklist for starting Restaurant Business in India:

  • Restaurant Type


Before planning your expenses, you should first identify the type of restaurant  (i.e Proprietorship, Partnership, Limited liability Partnership, Private limited company or One person company) that you wish build. This is because expenses vary for each type. In instances where two or more persons come together to start a restaurant business LLP or Private limited company is a very good option as these type of business are an association of two or more people.


  • Building Expenses

This is the most expensive part of your project. Whether you want to start your restaurant from scratch or buy an existing restaurant. You have to take the right decision.

Below is a table which outlines cost associated with two different a-la-carte restaurants serving western, continental, and punjabi food + mocktails etc.


  • License and Permits:
    • Legal entity like Private limited /LLP/Company/Partnership/sole proprietorship firm
    • Food business operator license(FSSAI)
    • Health License
    • Trade License
    • Eating House License
    • Environmental clearance
    • NOC from fire department
    • Service Tax registration
    • VAT Registration
    • Liquor license (L-17 accoring to new Excise rule)
    • Playing of music in restaurants
    • Trademark Registration for restaurants
    • Life license
    • Shop and Establishment act(resgisteration)





Restaurant business advisory 9971504105
Restaurant business advisory 9971504105




A franchise is a type of license that a party (franchisee) acquires to allow them to have access to a business’s (the franchiser) proprietary knowledge, processes and trademarks in order to allow the party to sell a product or provide a service under the business’s name. In exchange for gaining the franchise, the franchisee usually pays to the franchisor initial start-up and annual licensing fees.

Restaurant business advisory 9971504105
Restaurant business advisory 9971504105


For example

How to open an unit franchise of KFC Restaurants?

In order to start a KFC franchise in India, you will have to visit their official website and fill in the application form. There is no other mode of writing to them or contacting them apart from the KFC franchise application form in the prescribed pro forma. In the official KFC site, click Alliance with Us in footer, and select the option Franchise. Now you will have to provide your name and contact number and give them a brief description about why you want to start KFC franchise and why do you think you are good enough for running the show. Remember, your application is the only way to convince them.

Upon successful submission of KFC India franchise application form, you will receive an email from their Deputy Manager (Business Development) of Yum! Restaurants India, Vishal Razdan. If they accept your business proposal, you are all cloud nine! Even if they do not, you can wait for some time and resend your application; KFC franchise units in India are fast expanding and they can re-consider your once rejected application after an year or so.


restaurant business advisory 9971504105
restaurant business advisory 9971504105



How to open an unit franchise of Barista Lavazza coffee bar?

The total cost to start Barista Lavazza coffee bar franchise in India will exactly be given by the Company itself, however the franchise cost is expected to range around 50 lakhs as the same costs for franchise of its peers. The minimum floor area required for Barista Lavazza franchise is about 1000 sq ft. The franchise agreement is done for 6 years and can be renewed after that.

Return of investment is around 20% and break even period is 4 to 5 years as the investment is of middle range, the break even period may vary from 5 to 7 years and may be reduced if proper marketing is done and the Expresso bar is at ideal place like a place where there are many Corporate offices, high street area, malls etc. 


You can discuss with the Company personnel for franchise of Barista. Ideal site selection can be done by seeing the store location and the complete list of Barista Lavazza outlet can be seen here For any query about franchise of Barista Lavazza coffee bar you can contact corporate office situated at Delhi. Address, phone no, fax and official website of Green Trend hair and style salon are mentioned below:

Barista Coffee Company Limited

F1/9, First floor Okhla Industrial area


Email – [email protected]

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