It’s amazing to look around and see how many successful bars, cafes and restaurants there are in cities everywhere. It’s amazing because the fact is that the workload a business owner must endure in order to open a new bar successfully is quite daunting. The owner must find a viable location and then have it painted and decorated. A theme and a menu must be planned, and then the whole new enterprise must be successfully marketed in order to bring customers in on opening day. Add to that the need to hire and train staff, and you’ve got a major workload happening. The other big job that comes with opening a new bar or restaurant is the application for a TABC liquor license.
Most restaurants and of course bars do want to serve alcohol, as the profit margin on alcohol sales is high. The other side of this, of course, is that serving drinks has a lot of responsibility attached to it. That’s why business owners who serve must have a permit for serving alcohol. Getting this permit can be very complicated, especially in Texas, where the laws pertaining to alcohol licenses vary from city to city. It can take months to get all the paperwork approved, and all this comes during the time a restaurant owner is gearing up to open their new place. This is why some owners decide to hire consultants who can do the permit applications for them.
There are special consulting agencies who specialize in getting liquor permits, and because they know the laws well, they can get through the process must more easily and quickly.It’s important to plan ahead, though, and retain these services early on so that the permit can be in place before opening day.
Yet, hire consultants can cost a little bit, but the savings in time and stress is very worthwhile.