Business idea in Slovenia – opening a restaurant

Business idea in Slovenia – opening a restaurant

Food and eating are mandatory parts of each person’s life. Due to the busy schedule of the modern age, people seldom take the time to prepare their own meals, especially during the work days. Therefore, many new restaurants have been opening, especially in bigger towns. Also because of the increasing multicultural aspect of Slovenia’s popularity, many foreigners have decided to start their business in Slovenia by introducing their local cuisine.

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Opening a restaurant requires you to register a company in Slovenia first

In order to start your business in Europe, you can register your company in Slovenia and make the country your home base for the European market. Slovenians are no longer bound to their traditional cuisine, but have accepted international cuisine strongly. Hence, many foreigners have brought a piece of home with them when relocating to Slovenia by opening a restaurant providing their unique national cuisine.

Non-EU citizens can open an LTD company with 7.500€ founding capital. Additionally, they would require a Slovenian tax number, business address for the company and your valid passport. The whole process of company registration takes around 1 month to complete.

Conditions of the restaurant business activity

While having a restaurant does not require you to obtain specific licenses or occupational licensing, you will still need to abide by certain regulations as you will be handling food products. The business premises will have to be in accordance with the minimal technical standards. You will also need to receive a confirmation of your restaurant’s working hours from the municipality. When handling food products you need to abide by the HACCP standards for hygiene. The external surfaces also have to meet minimum technical requirements.

When selling tobacco and alcoholic beverages, you will also have to abide by the limitations of sale to minors.

Data d.o.o. can offer full support for your business in Slovenia

If you need assistance to register your company in Slovenia, look no further. Data d.o.o. can provide assistance from start to finish.

We can obtain the Slovenian tax numbers on your behalf. You can also register your company in our office, as we are a licensed VEM point.

Our legal team can explain to you the regulations that you have to abide by when having a restaurant. They can also assist you to apply for permits and prepare internal regulations.

Data’s accountants can make sure that your company’s books are kept in order with the Slovenian accountancy standards.

Should you require a business address, Data can provide services of virtual office.

If you plan to open a company in Slovenia and have additional questions, send us an e-mail to You can also contact us over the phone 00386 1 6006 270 or 00386 40 530 718 (Viber, WhatsApp). You can also follow us on Facebook.

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