Food establishment – idea for business in Slovenia, EU

Food establishment – idea for business in Slovenia, EU

Eating out is very popular in Slovenia, hence food establisment of various kinds are a popular choice for entreprenuers who start their business in Slovenia. Food establishment can be may things – it can be a classic restaurant, food stand, food truck, cafeteria, bar or pastry shop. The binding condition is that you would prepare and/or sell food there. But what regulations do you have to abide by when engaging in food business in Slovenia?

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Food establishment in Slovenia – general conditions

A food establishment is in most cases considered to be a restaurant where you prepare and serve food. The general conditions when serving and handling food is abiding by HACCP and other hygienic regulations. If your restaurant will also offer the possibility to serve food to eat on-site, the eating premises have to abide by minimal technical standards, as well as outside area. You would also need to register your restaurant’s work schedule with the municipality. Within the premises of the food establishment you would need to have a price list visible. There are also certain limitations when selling tobacco and alcoholic products, for which you would need an additional permit.

Within a food establishment, you can also offer your services in a non-traditional restaurant. This can include having a food stand and food truck. Here you would need permission of the municipality for the location. Within your restaurant you can also offer food delivery services.

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The first step to start your food establishment business in Slovenia is to register a company here. Non-EU citizens can register an LTD company in Slovenia with 7500€ share capital. If you are expanding your existing business you can also register a daughter company or a branch office in Slovenia. Do not miss the unique opportunity to learn about company registration and business immigration to Slovenia. DATA can offer you full support in the consultation and the company registration. Also, you can contact us for more information. Send us an email to You can also call us on +386 1 6006 270, Viber/Whatsapp +386 40 530 718 or skype data.business7.

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